Water Resources

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Storm Water

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.

Water Systems and Analysis

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.

Hydraulic Control 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.

Providing unique solutions to tough engineering problems

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Harmony Fish Passage

Client Wyoming Game & Fish
Location Manderson, Wyoming
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Phillips 66 Surveying Services

Client Phillips 66
Location Various
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Ross ISR Project Hydrologic Monitoring

Client Strata Energy
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Franz Bakery Stormwater Mitigation Project

Client United States Bakery/Franz Family Bakeries
Location Billings, Montana
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Harmony Fish Passage

Client Wyoming Game & Fish
Location Manderson, Wyoming

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.

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Phillips 66 Surveying Services

Client Phillips 66
Location Various

WWC provided Land Surveying Services for:

  • Hauser Lake Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Project
  • Horse Creek Ground Bed Installation Project
  • Billings Origination Pump Station Project
  • Springdale Pump Station Project

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Ross ISR Project Hydrologic Monitoring

Client Strata Energy

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. 

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Franz Bakery Stormwater Mitigation Project

Client United States Bakery/Franz Family Bakeries
Location Billings, Montana

WWC Engineering (WWC) was contracted by United States Bakery/Franz Family of Bakeries (the Bakery) to assist in developing a stormwater mitigation plan to address flooding issues that were being experienced at the Bakery property in Billings, Montana. The Bakery wished to tie their stormwater management system into the City of Billings storm drain collector piping that was recently installed adjacent to their property.  WWC guided the Bakery through the City of Billings stormwater requirements for allowance to tie into the City storm drain.

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Canal Vista Residential Development

Client Canal Vista, LLC
Location Billings, Montana
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Apache Foundation-Ucross Land Company Water Rights

Client Apache Foundation Ucross Land Company
Location Ucross, Wyoming
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Alternate Water Supply System Condition Assessment

Client Navarro Research & Engineering
Location Riverton, Wyoming
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Canal Vista Residential Development

Client Canal Vista, LLC
Location Billings, Montana

WWC re-platted properties to develop 55 patio home sites to meet City of Billings and Heights Water requirements for water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, and access. This property was also immediately adjacent to the Billings Bench Water Association (BBWA) main canal which was the ultimate location for stormwater drainage. Completion of the project required negotiation between City of Billings Fire Department and Heights Water in addition to negotiations with the BBWA to prohibit erosion of their banks due to stormwater discharges. Stormwater design for the project focused on risks associated with potential breaching of on-site ponds and discharge to the BBWA, additionally, site groundwater was near surface which limited pond volume vertically.

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Apache Foundation-Ucross Land Company Water Rights

Client Apache Foundation Ucross Land Company
Location Ucross, Wyoming

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.   

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Alternate Water Supply System Condition Assessment

Client Navarro Research & Engineering
Location Riverton, Wyoming

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:  

  • Service area and service connection evaluation
  • Condition and capacity of three source wells, water storage tank, pipelines, fire hydrants, and valves
  • WaterGEMS hydraulic model
  • Unidirectional flushing analysis and recommendations to control radium buildup in water pipelines
  • Fire flow analysis
  • Transient analysis and valve operating recommendations
  • Surveying and preparation of as-constructed drawings
  • Cost estimates for recommended upgrades

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