Archives: Water Resources

Levee recertification: How Moore helped Mapleton save time and money

Levee reconstruction can be jarring to communities. It certainly brings inconvenience, but it can also cause financial hardship. So, when FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) released new water models for this region, many communities experienced the shock of discovering their current flood protection was not adequate to be recertified. Hundreds or thousands of homes … Read More

Flood control, fishing and funding: the Washburn Wildlife Area Expansion

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

Cooperation on water projects leads to progress

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

The science (and reasons) behind watershed based ag drainage permits

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

FEMA levee certification reduces need for flood insurance

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