Stormwater

Merriam Supports Neighborhood and Local Businesses with Recent Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Kristen Leathers
In Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , 51st-after-2

The City of Merriam regularly makes improvements to its infrastructure, but one recent project supported local commerce and increased safety for residents. The Residential Streets Group V – Street and Drainage Improvements project included the redesign of two, distinct areas. The first was a commercial and industrial setting at Merriam Lane. The second was a residential […]

The 16 Highlights of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Community, Culture, Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Affinis 2017 Highlights

As the year draws to a close, we spent some time reflecting on 2017. We have focused on our business, given back to the community and helped move clients forward. In celebration of our sixteenth year in business, we pulled together a list of 16 highlights from the last twelve months. Affinis was named a […]

Crossing Jurisdictional Boundaries with a Watershed Approach

Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , watershed map

Although it’s been popular in other parts of the country for decades, using a watershed approach to stormwater management is a relatively new method in the Midwest. A watershed is simply an area bounded by an elevation divide that drains to a particular waterbody. Because watershed boundaries rarely follow jurisdictional lines, a watershed approach to […]

16 Ways We Think Civil Engineering Will Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, Sustainability, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/16-ways-think-civil-engineering-will-change/

Since we opened our doors in 2001, many things have changed within our profession. Technology, a focus on sustainability, and increased pressure on funds have all been at the forefront. Lately, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our business, so today, we’re sharing how we think civil engineering could change in the future. Linda: […]

Partnerships Provide Alternate Funding Structure for Stormwater Projects

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, tagged in http://affinis.us/partnerships-provide-alternate-funding-structure-stormwater-projects/

Using multiple partners to fund and implement stormwater infrastructure projects is growing in popularity in the area. Many find public and private partnerships offer new efficiencies and opportunities to complete stormwater management projects. The flexibility that comes with these arrangements fosters innovation and ensures infrastructure is constructed in the most suitable location. We interviewed Brad […]

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 […]

Relief Well Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Projects, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , , http://affinis.us/relief-well-maintenance/

Relief wells are constructed to provide pressure relief caused by floodwaters at the landward toe of the levee. Excessive pressure at the landward toe of a levee can cause sand boils to develop. When this occurs, levee material moves (called piping). If enough material is piped from the foundation, a direct path can be created, […]

4 Keys to Maintaining Stormwater Infrastructure

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in http://affinis.us/4-keys-maintaining-stormwater-infrastructure/

The state of public infrastructure is an area of concern for many citizens, and while it is hard to say whether infrastructure failures are rising in frequency, it is clear these cases are drawing greater attention. Although the public call for an increased focus on infrastructure is growing, funding and implementing infrastructure improvements is an […]

Weatherby Lake Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Clients, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , weatherby lake - affinis

For nearly 30 years, we have provided professional engineering services to the Weatherby Lake Improvement Company (WLIC). During that time, we have worked on a variety of projects related to the lake, its dam, and the spillway. Some of the services have included: Dam inspections Lake bottom surveys FEMA Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) Spillway […]

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 […]