Federal Services

Preliminary Assessment for Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in section 203 preliminary feasibility assessment

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) has identified problems in creeks on their Reservation. These issues include streambank erosion, sedimentation, and poor water quality, and they impact wildlife habitat within and adjacent to these creeks. Under the authority of the Tribal Partnership Program, the tribe sought to partner with the United States Army Corps of Engineers […]

Restoring Ecosystems with USACE

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: , Harlan Lake Ecosystem Restoration

Maintaining or restoring healthy habitat for native plant and animal species is no easy feat. This task is something we tackle through our ecosystem restoration work. Our experience includes developing shoreline stabilization measures to reduce and direct in-lake sediment deposition currently impacting reservoirs in the region. These projects are expensive, and the key is to […]

Sedimentation Challenges in Kansas Reservoirs

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Brad Schleeter
In Federal Services, Stormwater, tagged in sedimentation in Kansas reservoirs

Reservoirs built by the Federal Government in Kansas in the 1950’s and 60’s were designed to fill with sediment. However, many are filling faster than expected, due to excessive streambank erosion, lake shore erosion, and agricultural runoff. This sedimentation reduces in-lake storage, fills in shallow lake coves, and covers the lake bottom in a layer […]

Federal Services – Levees

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: ,

Last week, we showcased several of the environmental services we offer. Today, we’re sharing descriptions, funding information, and requirements surrounding levee work. Levee Relief Well Design and Rehabilitation Affinis is currently providing a multi-year program for the Kansas City Downtown Airport to replace or clean existing relief wells in order to provide a fully functional relief […]

Federal Services – Environmental

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Federal Services, Projects, tagged in Tags: , , , , federal services downtown airport

Within the Federal Services team at Affinis, we have two, prior-service, military members, Ryan Stobaugh (8 years Navy) and myself (22 years Army). Over the years, we’ve tackled a number of projects. In fact, some of the work we complete under the federal services umbrella is even outside the federal realm. For example, projects performed […]