Water Resources

RK&K is a leading water resources engineering firm providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of planning, assessment, feasibility, and design projects required by our local, state, and federal client base. Our water resources engineers develop, evaluate, prioritize, and implement projects, while being sensitive to environmental and community concerns. These services encompass the spectrum of drainage terrains and geographic locations.

Our staff implements a full range of water resources activities relating to stormwater runoff conveyance and treatment, geomorphic assessments and stream restoration, coastal engineering, floodplain analysis and management, watershed management, and erosion and sediment control design. RK&K’s specialized expertise has resulted in us being a major contributor in providing assessments and facility designs to meet our client’s NPDES MS4 permit and TMDL compliance requirements. Our professionals are also proficient with a wide variety of modeling techniques and state-of-the-art software applications used to accurately predict H/H conditions within streams, rivers, channels, storm drains, SWM facilities, roadways and other open/closed drainage elements. Additionally, we have extensive assessment experience and are skilled in all aspects of the permitting process, including agency coordination, natural resources assessments, impact analysis and mitigation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Stormwater Management Facility Design & Retrofits
  • Low Impact Development (LID) Techniques
  • Application of Environmental Site Design (ESD) & Principles
  • New Technologies to Retrofit Urban Landscapes for Improved Stormwater Runoff Water Quality
  • Innovative TMDL Compliance Strategies
  • NPDES Permitting & Compliance Monitoring
  • Water Quality Monitoring & Analysis
  • Geomorphic Assessments & Stream Restoration Design
  • Storm Drain Design
  • Inspection of Drainage Structures
  • Drainage Complaints Investigation/Resolution/Expert Witness
  • Drainage Related Emergency Management Response
  • Specialized Hydraulic Structures
  • Bridge & Culvert Replacement Studies
  • Floodplain Studies & Management
  • Corrective Flooding & Erosion Projects
  • Scour Analysis & Countermeasure Design
  • Coastal Protection & Engineering
  • Watershed Analysis & Management
  • Comprehensive Watershed-Based Planning
  • Community Revitalization Projects
  • Green Infrastructure & Environmental Stewardship
  • Wetland Enhancements & Creation
  • Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Environmental Studies & Documentation
  • Grant Funding Documentation & Support

Sample Projects

Brookville Road Maintenance Depot Services & Stormwater Management, Chevy Chase Village

Brookville Road Maintenance Depot Services & Stormwater Management, Chevy Chase Village

Phase 1 upgrades and stormwater management retrofit to the Brookville Maintenance Depot.

Lower Stony Run Geomorphic Assessment City of Baltimore DPW

Lower Stony Run Geomorphic Assessment City of Baltimore DPW

Replacement design of existing 21" to 24" sewer based on flow metering, hydraulic modeling, CCTV inspections and I&I analysis of the Jones Falls Sewershed.

Flood Risk Assessment, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD)

Flood Risk Assessment, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD)

Engineering services to develop flood risk assessments at waterway crossings throughout the HRSD.

SWM Master Plan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

SWM Master Plan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Stormwater Master Planning study, addressing requirements of the University's NPDES permit.