Author: Joan Steiner

Flood Protection Project Alleviates Burden on Residences, Local Businesses

Residents of Lisbon, N.D., have been abuzz with anticipation lately about some encouraging changes on the horizon. As of November 16, a number of Lisbon residences and businesses that have always been considered within the floodplain will no longer be federally required to carry flood insurance. This is all thanks to a comprehensive levee project … Read More

Stormwater, Ecosystems & You, Part 4: Groundwater and the Rural Landscape

This is the fourth installment in a series of articles highlighting stormwater runoff, its effect on ecosystems and how engineering and regulations mitigate its impacts. This installment addresses groundwater and the effects of stormwater runoff in a rural landscape. So far in this series we have talked about stormwater runoff issues as they directly pertain … Read More

Stormwater, Ecosystems & You, Part 3: MS4 Compliance

This is the third installment in a series of articles highlighting stormwater runoff, its effect on ecosystems and how engineering and regulations mitigate its impacts. This installment explores the role of MS4s in cities’ stormwater management strategies and how MS4 regulations affect infrastructure projects and city planning. A municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is … Read More

Stormwater, Ecosystems & You, Part 2: Urban Development

This is the second installment in a series of articles highlighting stormwater runoff, its effect on ecosystems and how engineering and regulations mitigate its impacts. This installment examines the various effects of urban development on stormwater flow. As communities develop outward from their urban centers, some of the impacts are obvious – natural surfaces become … Read More

Stormwater, Ecosystems & You, Part 1: Overview

The following is the first in a series of articles highlighting stormwater runoff, its effect on ecosystems and how engineering and regulations mitigate its impacts. The science behind how stormwater runoff originates is just how it sounds: when it rains (or snow melts), the water begins to flow across the land surface or builds up … Read More

Amy Denz and Tara Ostendorf Feature in MN Cities

Amy Denz, Environmental Group Leader, and Tara Ostendorf, Project Coordinator, wrote a feature article that was published in the September/October 2020 edition of Minnesota Cities. The article is called, “One Watershed, One Plan: A Local Level Perspective”. Read the article below, or take a look at the full publication here.     Is your city … Read More

Tyrel Clark’s Feature in AWWA

Tyrel Clark, Water/Wastewater Group Leader at Moore Engineering, has a feature article in the American Water Works Association, Summer 2020 edition. Read the article below!     Engineers Keep People Safe The first licensing for engineers was in Wyoming in 1907. Since then, every state has enacted some form of engineering licensure law, the last … Read More

Optimization: Water Treatment Facility

Water treatment plant operators take on heavy responsibilities to ensure their city treatment facility is operating correctly. With chemicals, equipment, temperatures and fluctuating water sources, there’s a lot that goes into ensuring optimal performance. With so many factors to monitor, it’s likely easiest for an operator to test, make adjustments as needed to ensure water … Read More

Moore Engineering Supports Bemidji Carnegie Library

Moore Engineering recently made a donation to the Friends of the Carnegie on behalf of the restoration of Bemidji’s historic Carnegie library. Rich Slagle, Moore Engineering’s Community and Client Development Manager, presented Suzanne Liapis, President of the Friends of the Carnegie, with a check for the Library. Says Slagle, “Moore Engineering is committed to giving back … Read More