Water Resources

Water resources are an ever-increasing priority for land development.  We help you manage all of your water-related requirements, including hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, radar-rainfall analysis, flood mitigation and future-flooding management, erosion control, stormwater management, and everything in between.  You can rest easy, knowing you’ll stay high-and-dry by allowing Schoel’s team of expert hydrologists to help you manage your project’s water resources.  From hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of large waterways to local drainage facilities, we help clients with municipal, residential, industrial and commercial projects of all sizes.

We support architects, developers, municipalities and other government agencies, attorneys, homeowners, and project stakeholders with these complex problems.  For example, we have experience obtaining FEMA letters of Map Change to remove areas or structures from a designated flood zone, or to revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).  This includes Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), Conditional Letters of Map Revision (CLOMR), Physical Map Revisions (PMR), Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F), and Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA).  We also can provide expert-witness testimony and related services for flood-related legal cases.

Our expertise continues to be called upon to offer solutions for many significant projects that benefit communities and businesses.  We are vested in providing our clients with expert technical analysis for the benefit of generations to come.  We’ve even developed a specialized flood forecasting system that provides early warning for flood events.

  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Stormwater Management and Drainage Design
  • Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure Design
  • Post-Construction Stormwater Best Management Practices Inspections
  • Drainage Infrastructure Analysis and Design
  • Flood Mitigation Project Assessment and Design
  • FEMA Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Map Revisions
  • FEMA Letters of Map Change (LOMA, LOMR-F, CLOMR, LOMR, etc.)
  • FEMA National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System Consultation
  • Gauge Adjusted Radar-Rainfall
  • Historical Rain Event Analysis
  • Real-time Flood Forecasting
  • Expert Testimony