Stormwater

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 […]

159th Street Improvements Win ACEC KS Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Ryan Fleming
In Accolades, Clients, Projects, Stormwater, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/159th-street-improvements-win-acec-ks-award/

We recently received an ACEC of Kansas Engineering Excellence Award for our work with the City of Overland Park on the 159th Street improvements between Quivira Road and Antioch Road. The competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of innovation, achievement and value. Completed under budget and within schedule, this complex […]

MS4 Permits and Public Engagement

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , http://affinis.us/ms4-permits-public-engagement/

Last month, I attended the annual Missouri Water Environment Association Stormwater Conference in Columbia, Missouri. The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit was a theme among many presentations. It regulates permit holders’ stormwater discharges and requires a variety of tasks, which are grouped into six minimum control measures (MCM). Permit holders are responsible for implementing […]

Kansas City Stormwater Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Cliff Speegle
In Projects, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , leawood heritage stormwater improvements

We have recently completed a number of stormwater improvement projects in the Kansas City metro area. Three, in particular, had very similar design features. Today, we’re sharing a quick overview of each project, along with a chart comparing characteristics of each. Leawood Heritage Stormwater Improvements Located on a tributary in the Dykes Branch watershed, this […]

Rejuvenating Communities Through Street Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Kristen Leathers
In Stormwater, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/rejuvenating-communities-street-reconstruction/

Our residential street team has a proven reputation for developing practical, quality designs that rebuild, rehabilitate, and rejuvenate neighborhoods. When aging infrastructure is worn out, it’s our job to make it new again and fix things that may not have worked well in the original design. These projects are an opportunity to: Improve an infrastructure’s […]

Periodic Levee Inspections

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Jason Davis
In Clients, Projects, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , periodic levee inspections

Periodic levee inspections are critical to maintaining a safe, effective system for flood damage reduction. Over the last five years, we’ve worked on a number of these projects. In fact, we recently completed our fourth task order for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District as part of our nationwide dam and levee […]