Floodplain Engineering

When stormwater gathers and enters a concentrated flow of significant size, it can cause flooding.  This is most critically significant when flows join at a river or creek.  For many years engineers have studied these areas and determined that there is a certain amount of area that must be left available for large peaks of flow to freely get through.  These regions have come to be called floodplains.

Many times these areas are mapped by the US Army Corps of Engineers and published on Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRM) produced by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).  There is a profession of engineers who are specially trained in the regulations and rules for floodplain analysis.  These are called Certified Floodplain Managers.  These are nationally certified professionals and when you have a floodplain matter relating to your development, it is very beneficial to seek one of us out.  We have Certified Floodplain Managers on our staff.

26 Acre Truck Transport Facility

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering has been selected to design the grading and improvements for a 26-acre trucking facility in Otay Mesa, CA.  The facility known as a Truck Transport Facility is used to transfer freight trailers from Mexican trucking companies to US...

New Project Engagement in Del Mar, CA

Rancho Bernardo, CA EARTH WIND WATER Civil Engineering is very pleased to have been chosen to work with well-known Architect Allan Teta and Landscape Architect Brian Grove on a complex project in Del Mar, CA.  The project is taking a "ranch style" home on a large lot...

City of San Diego Development Services Department Releases new Forms for Stormwater Infiltration

As a part of the recently released PDP SWQMP template, the City has issued new forms that must now be used in the evaluation of a site for infiltration.  These forms are in the "I Group" and deal with various evaluations of the site's infiltration...

San Diego County Gets Final Model BMP Design Manual

Rancho Bernardo, CA Ever since the Region 9 Water Bard passed the new Storm Water Rule of 2013, it has been a "wait and see" situation for many site design professionals.  With the release of the June 2015 "Final Draft" ... we now can see how all of the Cities in San...

ASFPM Issues Flooding Resilience Paper

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering frequently performs floodplain civil engineering work.  Our founder, Dan Biggs is a Certified Floodplain Manager (a national certification) so we closely follow changes to regulations and policies of urban flooding. Recently the...

City of San Diego Publishes New Template for PDP SWQMPs

Late in February 2018, the City of San Diego posted a new template which must be used when preparing Storm Water Quality Management Plans for Priority Developments in the City of San Diego.  The template contains much of the same information as before but...

EPA Releases Storm Water Calculator Tool

Rancho Bernardo, CA Today it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing a new software toolkit for use in evaluating weather changes due to climate change based upon projections of an intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  It is not...

New office in Colorado Springs

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering (EWW)  announced the opening of an office in Colorado Springs today.  The office will be in a new office building north of the downtown area.  The plans are to offer a menu of services to support local civil engineers and architect...

Earth Wind Water Engineering Staff to Sit on Stormwater Task Force

In January 2018, the Building Industry Association of San Diego (BIA) requested that Dan S. Biggs (principal engineer at Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering) continue to serve on the Industry advisory task force for stormwater regulations.  The BIA is very active in...

Earth Wind Water Completes Urban Infill Project

Even though we have completed almost 100 water quality projects in San Diego, it is still satisfying to reach approval on the design of another one.  Our most recent project, a 14 unit apartment "in-fill-project" located in eastern San Diego.  The project was designed...

New Project Engagement in Alpine, CA

Rancho Bernardo, CA EARTH WIND WATER Civil Engineering is pleased to announce that we have been chosen to design a unique 11 lot planned development nestled in the Alpine area of San Diego County.  The project will feature single family lots served from an...

New Project Engagement in La Jolla, CA

Rancho Bernardo, CA EARTH WIND WATER Civil Engineering has been selected to provide site engineering and application processing for an amazing custom home in the La Jolla Shores area of La Jolla, CA.  La Jolla is a world renowned location for its many...

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Rancho Bernardo, CA Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering has accepted an invitation to join the national effort by civil engineers to meet the challenges of designing more environmentally sustaining project.  The organization behind this effort is called the Institute...