Archive for February, 2019:

SMP Shifting Focus to Fund More Large Watershed and System Maintenance Projects

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , , smp funding smac affinis stormwater

Johnson County has been working on a strategic planning effort to update their Stormwater Management Program (SMP). Since 1990, the SMP has been very successful in helping Johnson County communities address local street and structure flooding issues. However, many larger flooding issues still remain, due to their high cost and the challenges that come with […]

Extended Detention Basins Use Technology to Offer New Solution

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in wet detention basins

The complexity and benefit of stormwater basins varies to meet the specific design intent of a project. If reducing peak flow rates to existing conditions is the priority, a dry detention basin should be considered. If downstream channel stability is a concern, an extended detention basin should be considered. Or, if improved water quality is […]

2019 Future City Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Education, tagged in Tags: , , future city competition affinis

Affinis has a long-standing history supporting the Great Plains Regional Future City Competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities with their ideas of how to make the world a better place. Students work together to develop solutions that are presented via a virtual city design (using SimCity); an essay; a […]