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City of Lisbon Flooding - May 2022

Flood Protection Project Reduces Stress. Is a Blessing for the Community.

“If we had not had the permanent levee structure we have in place, we would’ve been in full mode flood fight probably for 3 weeks now. But pretty much all we’ve done was put in the road closures. The permanent levees have been a very good blessing for us,” says City of Lisbon Mayor, Tim … Read More

Meet Our Summer Interns

Welcome Interns! Our offices are excited to have our summer interns starting! Students are getting the opportunity to work together with our engineers while they are still in college. This is a great way for them to really decide what path they want to take in their engineering career. Jonah Welter – St. Cloud Jonah … Read More

Welcome Interns | Bismarck Office

Our Bismarck office is excited to have our summer internship students get started! Students are getting the opportunity to work together with our engineers while they are still in college. This is a great way for them to really decide what path they want to take in their engineering career.   Taylor Morrison – University of … Read More

Maple River Dam | Damage is Being Avoided Every Minute

Spring waters are receding after reminding us of all the potential for catastrophic flooding. Some areas were impacted more than others, but for the most part, projects built years ago are now paying off. For the first time since completion, several water mitigation projects are now being tested, with great success. “We’re definitely seeing the … Read More

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