The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mandated the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to assess and certify all levees within its jurisdiction. The District’s facilities include 272 miles of open channels, rivers, and creeks. Kleinfelder helped secure certification of approximately 22 miles of levees.
Kleinfelder’s engineering analyses reduced the levee certification requirements by nearly 95 percent, saving the client $85 million. Securing DWR grants enabled the District to recoup more than $1 million in project costs. Kleinfelder’s innovative approach to engineering investigation and analysis resulted in FEMA certification of the entire levee system in 2011.