Sustainable management of water resources is an important key to success and HR Green is there to help you achieve your goals. We provide assistance in complying with emerging regulations and harmonize your growth and development with the environment.
Water is a paradox – vital to life, yet a potentially destructive force. Many infrastructure failures can be traced to inadequate stormwater and floodwater management. Our services protect people and property from water damage, prevent degradation of water resources, and restore vital aquatic systems. HR Green’s robust group of licensed professional engineers and certified floodplainMore
Water is a paradox – vital to life, yet a potentially destructive force. Many infrastructure failures can be traced to inadequate stormwater and floodwater management. Our services protect people and property from water damage, prevent degradation of water resources, and restore vital aquatic systems.
HR Green’s robust group of licensed professional engineers and certified floodplain managers provide clients with the benefit of a diverse mix of experience. Our hydrologists and hydraulic engineers use the latest state-of-the-art modeling software to model the outcome of rainfall events and protect infrastructure, people and property from flood damage.
Whether the issues are conceptualizing a watershed master plan, completing a detailed hydrologic and hydraulic study, assisting with permitting or simply small scale drainage studies, our diverse team of people can address problems and provide solutions for each project.
Water Resources Experience
Southwest Harriet Stormwater Management Master Plan
City of Minneapolis - neighborhoods southwest of Lake Harriet
HR Green was selected by the City of Minneapolis to prepare a flood reduction feasibility study in the neighborhoods southwest of Lake Harriet. The 365-acre area to the southwest of Lake Harriet and north of Minnehaha Creek has a long history of flooding due to inadequacies of the storm drain system. This area is heavily
Woods Creek Restoration Stabilizes Riparian Area
Village of Lake in the Hills, IL
The Woods Creek Watershed-Based Plan (WCWBP) identified the creek as a critical area for improvements and recommended it as one of the highest-ranking implementation projects in the WCWBP for streambank and channel restoration and riparian area restoration and maintenance.
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Trail
St. Paul, MN
The Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail, which was developed on a 42-acre urban brownfield site in Saint Paul. The project’s key design feature was the re-creation of approximately 3,000 feet of the Trout Brook after decades of confinement within an underground storm tunnel (the Trout Brook Interceptor).
Sanitary Lift Stations, Storm Pump Stations, and SCADA System Upgrades
Over the past 8 years, HR Green has worked with the City of Minneapolis on rehabilitation and standardization of 9 sanitary lift stations and 23 stormwater pump stations. The rehabilitation and standardization process started with separate engineering studies of the existing sanitary lift stations and existing stormwater pump stations. The studies focused on establishing reliability
Camp Creek Stream Bank Restoration
Des Moines, IA
The project addressed erosion along nearly 1,000 feet of stream bank using bio-engineered methods.
Flood Control System
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids City Council approved a program management and engineering contract with HR Green to perform design work on the City’s $570 million flood-protection project.
Dry Creek Restoration
Fort Madison, IA
Following damage sustained during high flow events in the spring of 2013, a stream assessment concluded that ongoing stream bank erosion and failure in the lower reaches required repair.
Detention Basin Retrofits
St. Peters, MO
In 2012, the City of St. Peters began a comprehensive citywide stormwater management program (SMP) aimed at preserving natural habitat, flood mitigation, creek bank stabilization and detention basin rehabilitation/retrofit, all with the goal of reducing property losses and pollution, and increasing water quality.
Gillette Street Outfall
Midtown and Montrose, one of the earliest sections of Houston to be developed, currently lacks a storm sewer system that is sufficient enough for the densely populated area.
Waterloo Brownfield Redevelopment
HR Green has helped secure 12 EPA Brownfields Grants for the City of Waterloo since 2000 which have helped inventory, characterize, assess, and cleanup numerous underutilized sites including a former construction machinery company.
Sheridan Memorial Park Honors War Veterans
The Sheridan Memorial Park design includes a war memorial with a reflecting pool, tree grove, a peace garden, walking links to a Mississippi River overlook, and extensive riverbank restoration.
The Woodlands Neighborhood Green Initiative Infrastructure
The Village of Hinsdale, Illinois commissioned two separate engineering studies to determine options for improvements to the storm water management and aging/deteriorating infrastructure of the Woodlands Neighborhood.
County Highway 19 Stormwater Re-Use Project
Washington County, MN
A two-mile long county road expansion was designed to provide nutrient and suspended solid load reductions to downstream water bodies.
Repaired Sanitary Sewer Channel Improves Neighborhood
Tomar Heights, SD
During the heavy rains of August 2010, the City of Sioux Falls discovered a sanitary sewer that was exposed in a drainage channel in the Tomar Heights area of southeastern Sioux Falls.
Implementing a Successful Stormwater Program
Town & Country, MO
The City of Town & Country, Missouri adopted a policy and an associated ongoing program to alleviate drainage problems that have had a detrimental affect on both public infrastructure and private properties.
Illinois River Flood Protection
The floods of 2008 severely impacted LaSalle’s wastewater treatment plant facility located along the Illinois and Michigan Canal adjacent to the Illinois River.
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail
St. Paul, MN
Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) and City of St. Paul selected the team of HR Green and Inter-Fluve to conduct a feasibility study, develop concept plans and final design, complete three construction bid packages and construction oversight for the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail.
Jackson Basin Stormwater Pumping Station
Des Moines, IA
The Jackson Basin Stormwater Pumping Station is the most powerful municipal pumping station in Des Moines. Located on the south levee of the Des Moines River just west of SE 14th Street, the new pumping station transfers stormwater from a large detention basin into the Des Moines River during high water periods.
Flood Mitigation Study
HR Green was contracted by the City to complete a major mitigation study for areas that were flooded in 2008 or were flood-prone from Biscuit Creek, Clear Creek, and the Iowa River. The scope of the study was to develop alternatives and recommendations for a flood control plan with probable estimates of construction costs.
Dean’s Lake Stormwater Pump Station
Des Moines, IA
HR Green conducted hydraulic and hydrologic modeling of the Dean’s Lake drainage basin. The pump station was designed to provide the capacity needed to protect the basin from flooding and to convey the stormwater flow from an I-235 drainage project.
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Water Resources Announcements
November 15, 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Becca Springfield to Director of Human Resources. Becca joined HR Green in 2019 and since her hiring has held positions of increased responsibility, most recently managing the firm’s overall recruiting strategies and process and procedures improvements in her role as Human Resources Manager.
November 10, 2021
HR Green announces an office relocation and expansion in Colorado Springs to serve our clients and growing staff.
The new office location is on the north side of the city near the I-25 and Briargate interchange. HR Green has served both the Colorado Springs and Denver areas since 2015.
November 8, 2021
HR Green is pleased to announce that Phil Blonn has joined the firm as a Senior Engineer in the Water Resources practice. He is based in the St. Louis office. Phil brings over 20 years of experience in water resources planning and design projects and has worked on large projects across the country and internationally.
September 16, 2021
HR Green is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Associates. HR Green is a privately held, employee-owned organization. The rank of Associate is achieved by being recognized by the company’s Principals and Board of Directors through a rigorous process.