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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

Environmental Overview

When beginning a new project, whether it involves infrastructure, water resources, transportation or other engineering, there are various hurdles to overcome before construction can even begin. Often times, the first phase of the project involves evaluating the environmental considerations, such as the site itself and the potential regulations or permits that may be required. Our Environmental group works with clients to identify and plan for environmental concerns or … Read More

Interesting Facts & History of Surveying

What do George Washington, the Mason-Dixon Line, the Egyptians, and Captain James Cook have in common? National Surveyors Week is March 15 – 21. It is a week to honor the contributions and accomplishments of professional surveyors. Today, there are more than 45,000 professional surveyors in the U.S. who continue the critical role as “expert … Read More

E-Week Spotlight: Anthony Sommerfeld, PE

Anthony Sommerfeld is Professional Civil Engineer working in our Land & Site Group. He graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has 8 years of Engineering experience working on both private and public projects throughout the state of North Dakota. Anthony has provided preliminary planning, design, and construction & … Read More

E-Week Spotlight: Yaping Chi, PE

Yaping Chi is a Professional Civil Engineer with the Water Resources team based out of the West Fargo Sheyenne Plaza office. She has 8 years of Engineering experience and works on a variety of projects involving floodplain management, stormwater modeling, legal drain design, and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling. These project owners primarily consist of cities, … Read More