Experience • Engineering

Intrepid Potash Solar Evaporative Ponds

  • Client CSW Contractors, Inc.

  • Location Carlsbad, New Mexico

  • Services Site Design, Earthwork Balance and Erosion Control Design

Project Highlights

  • Approximately 600 acres for the production of potash

  • The solar ponds average 30 acres

  • Vertically stepped to coincide with the existing terrain and accommodate prevailing winds

  • Site constraints included existing terrain, high voltage overhead power lines, well monitoring and delineated archeological sites

  • Iteratively revised the grading and elevation of the site

  • Civil design software, conventional engineering to earthwork to save costs