Our expertise

We conduct flood risk reduction project benefit analyses (e.g., reduction in economic and life loss consequences) using methods and procedures that meet Corps and other federal requirements. We can conduct floodplain structure inventories and compile data for flood damage analysis. Staff has significant experience with HEC-FIA, HEC-FDA, and other programs, including HEC’s EAD program and the HEC-FDA predecessors.

Select projects

Evaluating benefits of non-structural measures in flood risk management feasibility studies

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) Basin-Wide Feasibility Studies (BWFS) project team is considering non-structural measures to mitigate residual flood risk that remains after structural measures are implemented. The goal of this … Read more

West Sacramento seismic risk analysis

We estimated the change in flood risk associated with levee improvements for resistance to earthquake damage. The City of West Sacramento is protected from flooding by levees on all sides. These levees protect the area from the Sacramento River, American … Read more

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

Ford Engineers is assessing flood risk reduction associated with Central Valley Flood Protection Plan alternatives. According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), more than 1 million Californians live and work in the floodplains of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley … Read more