Flood Control Planning and Design


D R Consultants (DRC) Water Resource engineers and scientists specialize in the analysis, planning and design of projects encompassing hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and sediment transport, erosion and sedimentation, computer modeling, hydraulic design, flood control, floodplain management, reservoirs and dams, water quality, water supply, hydropower, environmental impact evaluation, stream bank protection, environmental compliance for flood control/water supply projects and habitat conservation and enhancement related to flood control projects.DRC recently won a “Project of the Year” award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the design of the Mission Creek widening project for the County of Santa Barbara Flood Control District.


DRC has had the privilege of serving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles and Sacramento Districts on various projects through past and on-going contracts.The services emphasized special reports, feasibility studies, development of design criteria, preliminary and final designs of hydraulic structures, operational studies, and preparation of design reports, contract plans and specifications, engineering considerations and instructions to field personnel and Operations and Maintenance Manuals.


DRC services include:

  • Flood Damage Prevention Reports and Studies
  • Flood control and drainage master plans
  • Flood control facilities
  • Flood Emergencies and Damage Evaluations
  • Drainage Facility Design
  • Stream Bank Protection
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery
  • Erosion Control Measures
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Land use planning
  • Surface water intake development
  • Automation and SCADA
  • Grants and loans
  • Distribution systems including pipelines and pump stations
  • Water storage, replenishment and reuse
  • Dams and reservoirs