The English Coulee meanders through Grand Forks, North Dakota and has many important uses to the City – not only drainage and interior flood protection storage but also pedestrian walking / biking corridor and active recreation opportunities such as ice skating and paddling
Situated near the headwaters of the Gallatin River watershed, the City of Bozeman has an advantageous location with respect to pristine water quality, but the City is extremely dependent on snowmelt runoff and adequate snowpack, along with natural and constructed reservoir storage, to provide an adequate supply of water to residents throughout the year. Chronic drought conditions from inadequate snowpack and reduced precipitation levels are a significant concern for the City
The Fargo Project is a dynamic and innovative collaboration between artists, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and community members with a goal to transform local stormwater basins into connective and artistic green spaces.
In the early design phases, AE2S assisted The Fargo Project to acquire a grant from the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund
Watford City needed to construct a new High School and Event Center (HS/EC) along with extensive improvements to serve the new HS/EC and surrounding area. Since the HS/EC was located away from any existing roadway system, the project included design of nearly 2.5 miles of roadways that would provide access from two existing arterial roadways. For utilities, the project included new water, sanitary, and storm utilities along the entire 2.5 miles of roadways, including planning for capacity and locations for future connections
The Urban Plains complex was constructed in 2008 and created a network surface water feature that could be utilized for recreational activities. Allowing recreational activities to occur on the ponds (i.e., kayaking and paddle boarding) required the system to include water quality treatment. After operating as designed for over five years, surface water started draining from the system and the main ponds are unable to maintain the designed normal water level
The McClusky Canal is authorized for the development of up to 23,700 acres for irrigation. Presently, the 74-mile canal is underutilized for irrigation, and the State funding for the development of irrigation continues to go largely unused each biennium. As a result, the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (GDCD) elected to engage AE2S to help plan for future irrigation growth through the development of a comprehensive irrigation master plan for the McClusky Canal area
The Edgewood Village 7th Addition, which includes the new Legacy High School, necessitated the Analysis, Preliminary Design, Final Design, Bidding, and Construction of regional sanitary, storm sewer, and stormwater management facilities.
The stormwater portion of the project included:
AE2S was retained to perform site design and construction phase engineering services for the new Gorecki Alumni Center on the University of North Dakota campus. With the goal of achieving LEED Platinum status, the facility was designed with high emphasis on energy and environmental efficiency.
Parking space is at a premium on the UND campus, and with a need to provide parking for 80 vehicles, stormwater management was provided in the form of underground detention and infiltration chambers beneath the parking lot
Like many North Dakota communities, Grand Forks is experiencing substantial growth, particularly to the west and south. This area of Grand Forks has stringent stormwater control standards that require the 100-year event be detained to 0.1 cfs per acre driven by the Corps-designed flood protection improvements in and around the City. By comparison, typical pre-development peak discharge rates are much higher than 0.1 cfs per acre
The City of Burnsville had an XP-SWMM 1D model that was not providing the information they needed to make informed decisions for prioritizing and designing flood risk reduction projects