Stormwater Projects
Drainage Improvements
Client: City of Deming
The City currently has very few storm water control structures, and flooding occurs frequently. In the past, Deming has lost considerable personal property along Florida and Pear Streets which intersect a major portion of the city's storm water flows. Ponding on roadways has created a hazard to both traffic and pedestrians. The study concluded that a storm water collection system and storm water retention basin is necessary to prevent damage to personal property. Storm water collection lines and inlets run along Florida Street and Pear Street from 8th Street to Country Club Drive, south along Country Club to J Street and across J Street to a new storm water retention basin. The City will reuse the collected storm water by adding it to their existing wastewater effluent reuse system. The effluent is currently used on the municipal golf course. The City has plans to extend the effluent reuse system to recreational parks and athletic fields across town.

A drainage system was installed to prevent flooding and to direct storm water away from critical areas such as schools, streets and intersections. The system includes a storm water retention basin, a well defined drainage path to the storm water retention basin, upgraded culvert and drainage structures at the critical intersections and an underground storm water collection system along Florida and Pear Streets.

Diversion Channel Design
Client: Glen Acres Water Association
Engineers Inc. performed a drainage study to divert a major flow regime and to size a new channel for Thompson Canyon located in Hidalgo County, which empties into the valley area north of Lordsburg, NM. The basin size is approximately 74 square miles and the basin reach is approximately 25.5 miles. The 25 year storm estimate was calculated to be approximately 4,300 cubic feet per second and the 100 year storm event was calculated to be approximately 7,000 cubic feet per second. The project also included bank protection at the diversion point. The picture is the existing diversion channel under construction, looking north towards low water.