Category: Water Resources

FHWA Publishes Reference for 2D Hydraulic Modelers

By Dusty Robinson, PE In recent years the popularity of 2D hydraulic modeling has grown, thanks in part to the fact that newer versions are easier to use and are helping modelers better communicate complex hydraulic concepts of real-world river systems. About the Expert: Dusty Robinson, PE, is a water resources engineer in Ayres’ Fort… 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 »

Riprap, Flood Mapping Useful in Fighting Rising Great Lakes Waves

Courtesy Bryan Nebel of Nebel Construction. By Peter Kolaszewski, PE Last year Lake Erie and Ontario water levels broke record high marks. Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron came within about an inch of record highs. Lake levels did not see their typical fall/winter decline, and Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie set new monthly records… Read More »