WWC’s engineers use programs such as Carlson Civil, Civil 3D and SewerCAD that allow the design and analysis of gravity flow and critical flow zones of portions or entire collection systems. WWC engineers are highly specialized in the hydraulics and hydrology field and are well known for their expertise throughout the Rocky Mountain West. WWC provides civil and environmental engineering services, GIS and surveying for federal state and local governmental entities in both Wyoming and Montana.
WWC personnel are experienced and knowledgeable in hydraulics, water quality analysis, design and permitting. WWC has extensive experience working with state agencies in permitting a wide variety of water system projects. These have included source development (surface water and wells), raw water transmission lines, water treatment systems, finished water storage and pumping/distribution systems.
WWC understands the need for efficient and effective hydrologic control systems to serve the needs or our clients and provide for public safety. WWC has years of experience in the development of hydrologic control plans and the design of hydrologic control facilities, including: sediment impoundments, flood control systems, diversions, and drainage control systems.
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Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) in coordination with the private landowner and irrigator who own and operate the lands and ditch affected by the project, studied fish entrainment in Harmony Ditch during the 2006 and 2007 irrigation seasons. WGFD estimated Harmony Ditch entrained 55,415 fish in 2007. From a landowner’s perspective, the problem was achieving the irrigation goals of the operation, without being detrimentally affected by the screening and passage goals of WGFD. WWC proposed a two-phase, irrigation-friendly design was initiated. Phase I was to install the screening facility, and the second phase was to install a natural channel design grade control. WWC partnered with an expert in fish passage and screening, One Fish Engineering, and later with a natural channel design firm, 5 Smooth Stones to successfully complete the project.
WWC Engineering provided hydrologic monitoring services to Strata Energy including monitoring well siting, installation and monitoring (quarterly). WWC developed monitoring plans for private wells within and up to 3 miles from the Project.
WWC evaluated the existing water rights for approximately 900 acres of Apache Foundation and Ucross Land Company properties and corrected any discrepancies found between the record data and the actual use of water. The results of the evaluation revealed the need for various petitions to change the point of diversion, means of conveyance, place of use and type of use of numerous water rights. Three petitions to the Wyoming Board of Control and two petitions to the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office (WSEO) were prepared to bring the systems into compliance. WWC prepared and administered petitions of consent on behalf of 19 affected landowners, and all 5 petitions were approved in just over 1 year.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manages the Riverton, Wyoming Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Site on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Due to shallow groundwater contamination from the historical milling operations, DOE funded construction of the Alternate Water Supply System to provide safe water to residents within the institutional control boundary. WWC was contracted by the DOE’s Legacy Management contractor, Navarro, to assess the condition of the water system and make recommendations for improvements, including: