Water Resources

Developing and protecting our water resources requires sophisticated engineering expertise. For many years S&ME has integrated our engineering and our natural resources capabilities to provide a broad spectrum of water resources management services calling on experts in hydraulics and hydrology, stream assessment and restoration, and modeling to work with our engineers to design water resources facilities. We design and evaluate the safety of dams, levees, reservoirs; we develop storm water management programs that utilize sophisticated technologies to address erosion and other quality issues that impact water quality; and, we design and implement stream restoration and bank stabilization programs. Since streams and wetlands are ideally linked, we also provide wetland mitigation/restoration assessment and design services. Adding value in the design effort is a basic rationale for engineering. S&ME is experienced in taking complex situations and identifying appropriate simplifying assumptions that aid value engineering analysis.

Stream Restoration

With over 20 years of natural resource experience, S&ME has a thorough understanding of stream restoration principles and design approaches.  We embrace the evolving science of restoration as it continues to incorporate better the science…

Low Impact Development

Low-impact development (LID) implements practices that use and/or mimic natural processes to replicate the pre-development hydrologic regime of watersheds.  Another name often used for LID is “green infrastructure” (GI).  LID/GI practices…

Dams and Reservoirs

Failing dam infrastructure is becoming a major challenge for dam owners throughout the United States.  Maintaining existing dams, following state and federal regulations, finding sites for new dams, permitting and constructing new reservoirs…