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Protecting the West Bank On the Mississippi River, a 275-mile section of the levee system that flows through Arkansas and Louisiana makes up the Mississippi River West Bank. Periodic inspections are required to verify the proper operation and maintenance and structural stability of the levee system. Learn More
Harnessing Waverly’s Waters For over 150 years, the Waverly Dam has been integral to the city. The energy captured by the dam powered the sawmill used to build the city. Its circa 1908 hydroelectric plant continues to generate $100,000 of revenue for the city each year. Over the years, the river led to industrial and residential development on the adjacent floodplain. Learn More
Reviewing the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal Closure In 2005, Hurricane Katrina sent a surge of water up the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Canal flooding many parishes along its banks. As a result, the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC) Surge Barrier was built. Learn More
Dam Reconstruction Adds Aesthetic Value, Flood Protection for Minnesota Town Stanley Consultants prepared design for the New London Dam Reconstruction project in New London, Minnesota which provided flood protection along with aesthetic appeal. Learn More
Restoring Salt River’s Ecosystem Working with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Stanley Consultants designed a plan to restore Arizona’s Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community lands to their natural beauty and wildlife habitat. Learn More
Site of Former Casino Perfect for Schwiebert Riverfront Park Schwiebert Riverfront Park provides a family friendly venue for concerts, a day in the park, or a gathering spot for just about any outdoor activity. A unique design provides the City of Rock Island ‘invisible’ flood protection from the Mighty Mississippi River. Learn More
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Pump It Up! CAP Superstition Mountains Recharge Project The Central Arizona Project (CAP) needed additional groundwater recharge capacity to protect and serve the future water needs of Pima and Maricopa County residents. The CAP selected Stanley Consultants to design a recharge project capable of storing 25,000 acre feet of river water per year. Learn More
Providing Reservoir Storage for Restoration of the Florida Everglades Stanley Consultants designed the C-43 Basin West Storage Reservoir to provide storage for the Caloosahatchee River basin in support of the South Florida Water Management District’s participation in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Learn More
Sonoqui Wash Channelization When a delineation of the Sonoqui Wash revealed that its 100-year flood plan covered 800 acres and affected 160 homes the Flood Control District of Maricopa County engaged Stanley Consultants to channelize the wash. Learn More
Designing the Yazoo Pump Station The Yazoo River Backwater Pumping Plant is a 14,000 cubic feet per second pump station designed to pump the flow of the Yazoo River backwaters over the levee when levee openings are closed due to flooding on the Mississippi River. Learn More
Strengthening Des Moines Riverbanks In 2008, Des Moines experienced one of the worst floods in its history. This flood caused significant river bank erosion near the newly constructed radial collector raw water wells at the Saylorville, Iowa, water treatment plant. Learn More
Planning for Water Management Infrastructure Projects South Florida Water Management District hired Stanley Consultants to provide planning tools to help manage operations and maintenance costs. Learn More
Modern Woodmen Park Flood Protection The removable floodwall protects the baseball stadium from flooding and keeps ball in play. Learn More

Planning for Water Management Infrastructure Projects

South Florida Water Management District hired Stanley Consultants to provide planning tools to help manage operations and maintenance costs.

The cost of construction is a significant factor when planning for water management infrastructure projects.  With tightening budgets, annual Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs are more closely reviewed.  Today, these costs are given greater consideration in the planning phase as managers are asked to "Do (Much) More with Less."

In response to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) planning needs, Stanley Consultants recently completed a Water Resources Planning Tool to estimate O&M costs for alternative project configurations and proposed water management features.  To develop this tool, our staff performed the following: a comprehensive review of historical costs, audits, budgets, and salary data; an assessment of SFWMD assets, and a review of staffing and organizational charts.

Next, Stanley Consultants prepared functional activity assessments; information needs matrices, schedules, work plans, technical memos, and cost methodology reports.  A Microsoft Access database was then developed for the SFWMD that incorporated the following features: stormwater treatment areas, eco-sloughs, eco-reservoirs, reservoirs, wetland managed areas, and flow-ways.

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