Confidential Project Site No. 1 Channel Spillways Design
Client: SRK Consulting
7,000+ ft of channel
800+ ft of spillway
3 spillway types evaluated
3 channel armoring types evaluated
18 total design options
SRK Consulting is providing mining-closure services for a confidential site in Arizona and utilized Riley for designing surface stormwater control structures (i.e., channels, spillways, culverts and stilling basins) associated with reclamation atfour sites around the mine. Multiple design options consisting of varying spillway and channel armoring typeswere evaluated at each of the four sites.The multiple design options included evaluation of a wide range design flows ranging from the 100-year flood event to the Probable Maximum Flood eventto minimize risk to the surrounding community while restoring hydrology to pre-mining conditions. Riley performed tradeoff analyses,considering factors such ascapital costsand risk mitigation,allowing for the client to make confident decisions moving forward into final design and construction.