Stormwater management & flood risk reduction
Effective stormwater management does much more than solve flooding issues. It enhances water quality, employs best management practices (BMPs) compatible with the site’s resources, reduces runoff and recharges groundwater supplies. It manages entire watersheds, not just problem areas.
Likewise, flood risk reduction impacts communities not only by protecting homes and infrastructure, but by allowing roads to remain open during high water events and helping shield businesses from flood waters. Flood risk reduction projects protect communities, local economies, infrastructure and, in some cases, the natural environment of the protection area. In addition, these projects may reduce flood insurance premiums once implemented, which has a huge impact on the residents and desirability of the community.
McKim & Creed offers a fundamentals-based approach to stormwater management and flood protection that is credible, defensible, sustainable and supported. We link a comprehensive understanding of local climatology and watershed behavior with knowledge of community needs, existing and anticipated regulatory and legal requirements, and fiscal constraints. The end result is a total stormwater and/or flood risk reduction solution that creates a safer, healthier environment for you and your community.