Category: Water Resources

Assessing the Impacts of a High-Alpine Wildfire

By Colin Barry, PG, CFM This year, Colorado experienced its largest wildfire in state history. The Cameron Peak fire started August 13 west of Fort Collins in the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests, destroying nearly 209,000 heavily wooded acres before being contained on December 2. With the devastating blaze still smoldering, emergency crews rushed to… Read More »

Something to Celebrate: Long-Term Partnerships

So far, the year 2020 has brought surprise after (frequently unwelcome) surprise. One thing that hasn’t been surprising is the dedication of many essential service workers. Beyond healthcare and emergency workers, municipal and utility workers all over the nation also showed their dedication by keeping the lights on, the water running, the garbage picked up,… Read More »

Floating Bulkhead Saves Dam Operators Time, Money

By Chris Goodwin, PE When a dam’s spillway gate needs maintenance or repairs, operators need an efficient way to dewater the structure. Without existing means to dewater a spillway bay, owners may need to dewater the impoundment or fabricate expensive bulkhead systems. About the Expert: Chris Goodwin, PE manages Ayres’ water resources group and is… Read More »