Category: Water Resources

Engineers Tasked with Helping Fish Get Past Dams — But Only Certain Species

By Pete Haug, PE Dams can provide great economic benefits to society – irrigation, clean energy, recreation – but often they have an unintended consequence: Fish lose their freedom of movement on a dammed river, which can wreck spawning and migratory patterns. Potamodromous fish (those that desire to migrate as part of their biological cycle)… Read More »

Infrastructure Grades Reveal Rail Improvements, Concerns about Public Transit

By Thomas Tym Technology Solutions Leader The American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2017 Report Card for America’s infrastructure earlier today. Similar to a school report card, the study outlines the condition of the nation’s bridges, water, transportation, and other infrastructure in letter grade format. As someone with a background in infrastructure management, I… Read More »

Celebrating Engineers Week and Making a Positive Difference Everywhere You Look

By Thomas Pulse, PE If you enjoy clean water, safe bridges and roads, sturdy buildings, and managed stormwater – thank a civil engineer. Engineers come in many flavors – from aerospace and agricultural to biomedical, mechanical, and many more – but here at Ayres Associates we are primarily civil engineers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More »