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CIVIL DESIGN / HYDRAULICS & HYDROLOGY SAMPLE PROJECTS

 Feasibility Study for Artificial Recharge El Paso Water Utility, El Paso, Texas

The objectives of the study will be to explore the possibility of using two new detention ponds to store part, or all, of the balance of the water right allocation to El Paso Water Utility (EPWU) that is currently untapped in the vicinity of the existing EPWU facility.  The balance of the untapped water right is estimated at approximately 6800 acre-feet.  A geotechnical/hydro geological report is required to determine the existing soil conditions and explore the feasibility of using two ponds to percolate the untapped water from the allocated water right.  The ponds are proposed in the open areas adjacent to the Butsamante Wastewater Treatment Plant and Rogers Water Treatment Plant in East El Paso, Texas.  The Rio Grande River, a canal supplying water to the farmers, and two EPWU plants, bound the project area.

  Bridge #1648 Replacement, Socorro County, NM: This hydrologic and hydraulic study was undertaken to evaluate the hydraulic impacts and floodplain effects of the proposed replacement of existing New Mexico Bridge #1648 on State Road 1 with a Box Culvert. The NM #1648 Structure is at MP 36.22, just outside of Elephant Butte, Socorro County, NM.  Dr. Morohunfola performed hydrologic analysis of the watershed using HEC-HMS to determine peak flow for various storm events, hydraulic routing through the channel using HEC-RAS, prepared hydraulics and hydrology report, and hydraulics structure design for this project.  Similar analysis and hydraulic structure design were performed for four other bridges.

 Poverty Creek at Winston, Sierra County, NM: This study was undertaken to evaluate the hydrologic feasibility of various crossing alternatives for NM Highway 52 just outside of Winston, NM.  The large flows produced by the roughly 105 mi2 watersheds isolate the village fairly frequently, and residents and interested parties seek a solution.  Dr. Morohunfola performed hydrologic analysis of the watershed to determine peak flow for various storm events, hydraulic routing through the channel, prepared hydraulics and hydrology report, and hydraulics structure design for this project.

Permit Application for Petroleum Substance Management Facility, Ft. Bliss, TX: The services involved the design of a Bio-Cell and consequently, permit application from TCEQ for registration for stationary facilities which will treat, store, or otherwise manage nonhazardous petroleum-substance contaminated media generated as a result of a release from an underground or above ground storage tank.  The services involved in preparation of the permit application include hydrologic analysis for preparation of storm water pollution control plan, erosion control plan, and drainage and grading plans.  The registration being sought for in this application is a Class A Facility.  The services were performed on behalf of Department of Army in Fort Bliss, Texas.
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