Levees provide flood control and invaluable protection to communities, critical infrastructure, and the surrounding environment. Recent devastation caused by the catastrophic failure of levees across the country has brought levee policy, flood hazard management and flood insurance into the spotlight of public debate. It is imperative that communities evaluate existing levees to ensure specified desired levels of protection are maintained.
The FYRA team is insightful and ready to serve clients in all phases of levee work, including levee evaluation, levee design/rehabilitation and if required, levee certification for FEMA accreditation. FYRA uses our experience on past projects and current methodologies such as risk and uncertainty functions in geotechnical engineering and H&H to provide our clients with the ability to make risk-based decisions on project alternatives.
Initial levee evaluation can encompass review of all design memorandums, operational manuals and thorough site investigations following the USACE process for levee system evaluation. This inventory will determine a specific path for each project to achieve the goals of the levee owner.
Clients Seeking Levee Accreditation
FYRA will utilize innovative and sound engineering practices to develop an efficient and cost effective levee design and rehabilitation plan. FEMA regulatory requirements and USACE engineering guidelines will be applied and FYRA will work diligently with the USACE during permitting and review stages. Construction services will include preparation of plans and permits, construction management and site observation, and quality assurance.