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Pickering was selected to design the major pumping station located on the Arkansas River five miles east and downstream of Little Rock, Arkansas. Designed to operate at a capacity of 1,750 cubic feet per second, the pumping station receives water from the Arkansas River via a 4,800-foot long inlet channel and pumps water through discharge pipes to the 35-acre reservoir, also designed by Pickering. From basic specifications, Pickering brought the project to life, from structural design and architectural layout, to excavation and backfill, as well as negotiating with Entergy, the power supplier.
Pickering received an overall exceptional rating from the Corps that included favorable comments about responsiveness and timeliness:
"Pickering regularly coordinated with the technical manager and was very responsive to changes in design concepts and requests from the government. The A/E delivered on milestones on or ahead of schedule."