Water Resources

Impacts from Stormwater Runoff
and Flooding

The management and design of drainage systems for stormwater runoff as well as the impact to rivers, lakes, and wetlands is a critical component of almost every civil engineering project. Also, identifying the causes of and providing solutions to urban flooding is an increasing challenge facing many regional agencies as well as local municipalities. Large and small projects need to comply with and meet Federal, State, and Local requirements for drainage design, floodplains, stormwater detention, water quality, and Best Management Practices. Civiltech brings a high level of experience with modeling and analysis techniques as well as expertise in the latest practices for water resource management.

Stormwater Master Plan Update

City of Highland Park

Civiltech provided engineering services to update the City of Highland Park’s Storm Sewer Master Plan. The plan identifies current storm system deficiencies and provides recommendations for new projects to address flooding or existing drainage system deficiencies. An IEPA SWMM hydrologic/hydraulic model was created to analyze the existing system, develop recommendations, and determine the impacts of the proposed improvements.

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling

In the field of water resources engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling is a tool commonly used for engineering analysis and to evaluate the benefits of proposed improvements. Hydrology represents the quantity of water (runoff) generated from a specific area or watershed. Hydraulics deals with the physical properties of water, such as calculating the depth of flow in a pipe or open channel. A combined hydrologic/hydraulic model allows us to evaluate the impacts of various improvement scenarios and the benefits that would be achieved. With our sophisticated modeling tools, Civiltech is able to identify problem areas through simulation and to evaluate the benefits of specific solutions.

  • Drainage and Utility Design
  • Storm Sewer and Detention Basin Design
  • Culvert and Bridge Hydraulic Structures Design
  • Bridge Scour Evaluations
  • Bank Stabilization
  • Floodplain Permitting and Analysis
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling and Analysis
  • Stormwater and Environmental Permitting
  • Best Management Practices
  • Stormwater Pump Stations

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