The Costello levee, dam and flood control works team has extensive local experience in the creation of levee districts, the design and construction of levee systems, the design of internal and external drainage systems to supplement levee system functions, the analysis and design of dams, including breach analyses and Emergency Action Plans (EAP), and inundation studies.
Costello’s team of engineers are experienced in downstream inundation analyses for existing dams, sheet flow areas and river overflow areas using cutting-edge software for modeling flood plains in inundation zones, shallow flooding and sheet flow zones (2-dimensional analyses). These capabilities are indicative of Costello’s innovative and forward-looking initiatives in flood control and floodplain management.
Costello engineers are experienced in pump station analysis, design and rehabilitation/upgrades, serving several levee districts in the Gulf Coast region. Typical levee district related projects include levee rehabilitation/raising, erosion prevention, channel side slope repair, channel bottom stabilization and levee and ditch inspections/evaluations.
Our levee/dam services are closely tied to our Hydrology and Hydraulics capabilities.