Posts tagged with "Stream Improvements"
HR Green is pleased to announce it has received an ACEC-IA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award for its Dry Creek Stream Improvements project in Fort Madison, Iowa. Dry Creek is a tributary to the Mississippi River located in the eastern part of Lee County, Iowa.
In many communities, the urban environment and human intervention have impacted our natural streams and rivers. Impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots and buildings take away areas where rainfall would normally be slowed down, spread out and soaked into the ground. Further exacerbating the problem, streams in urban areas are often straightened or channelized to make more room for development.