ESP performed Base Level Engineering (BLE) for the Rio Hondo watershed in Lincoln, Otero, and Chaves Counties in New Mexico. The project included hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of approximately 970 miles of streams within the watershed. The scope of this study included:
- Project management
- Source data processing
- Hydrology analyses
- Hydraulic modeling
- Stakeholder communication and travel
- Project reporting
ESP has worked closely with EDAC through this initial watershed, facilitating clear communication and ensuring concurrence from FEMA Region VI through the use of an ArcGIS online tracking site and thorough Technical Memorandums explaining and justifying issues encountered and proposed solutions. We completed all model development and initial mapping. Mapping finalization and preparation of the final BLE-database deliverable complete with CNMS validation and Hazus flood risk assessment is in process. ESP will complete the project by providing support at community meetings to present the project results.