Archives: Water Resources
The Washburn region recently celebrated the dedication of the Landgren-Hauck Wildlife Management Area (WMA), an expansion of the Painted Woods Lake WMA in McLean County. This is an exciting project for the region and a great example of cooperation among stakeholders with diverse interests. While the expansion of the WMA was itself a huge first … Read More
Technical details and requirements are vital to a project’s success. But often it’s the human element that makes all the difference. Take the Upper Maple River Dam (UMRD) in Steele County, for example. It’s a unique and significant accomplishment in the water resources engineering world – and not just because of the details we described … Read More
As the 10th Annual International Drainage Symposium approaches, Moore Engineering is excited to play a part in the discussions and presentations regarding recent drainage research and implementation around the world. It’s a good chance to brush up on proper management of drainage, because we all know responsible drainage provides many economic and social benefits. This … Read More
A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for this project is planned for June 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
With the recent completion of the $9 million Upper Maple River Dam and the work being done to improve dam safety in North Dakota and Minnesota, details of dam design might have you swimming with questions. If you saw the recent news story about the Upper Maple River Dam, you know it is a “dry” dam. Located … Read More
It’s fall. The ground is frosty in the morning. Those once-beautiful, turning leaves are now on the ground begging to be raked. Asphalt suppliers are shutting down for the season. You might think it’s time for the water resources and floodplain professionals to start booking winter vacations and taking it easy. After all, it’s kind … Read More
Low-head dams, named for their low profiles, are usually no more than 15 feet tall. While these brick or concrete structures may be small in stature, they often act as “drowning machines,” presenting high risk to anyone entering the waters around the dam. Upstream of one these dams, the water often looks smooth and inviting. … Read More