Taylor Engineering incorporates its surface water modeling, GIS expertise, and structural engineering into a powerful stormwater management team with experience in large, basin-wide studies and smaller-scale studies that focus on a single urban development. These studies incorporate surface hydrology, system hydraulics, floodplain delineation, BMP analysis and design, hydraulic structure analysis and design, water quality modeling, and sediment transport analysis. To accomplish this work, we use the latest modeling packages including dynamic and two-dimensional analysis with support from the latest pre- and post-production GIS tools. Please visit our project gallery to view a variety of our stormwater projects. A few project examples include
Taylor Engineering developed an emergency solution for low water levels in Lake Okeechobee. The lack of water depth created forces capable of undermining S-65E, the water control structure located at the southern end of the Kissimmee River. Such a condition could cause structural failure, and trigger severe flooding to upstream and downstream residential and agricultural properties. The final, award-winning design alternative consists of a 200-foot-wide underwater weir approximately 4,000 feet downstream of the S-65E structure. Eight connected cellular sheet pile structures guide the flow over the weir. A 200-foot x 90-foot x 8-foot-thick concrete apron provides erosion protection in the most turbulent area. Riprap placed along the canal bottom several hundred feet upstream and downstream of the structure provides additional erosion and scour protection.
This residential area experiences regular flooding during high return frequency storm events. This phase of the Crystal Springs study focuses on conceptual design solutions to remedy these localized flooding concerns. In general, the solutions offered sought to reduce flooding problems by improving stormwater flows in the upstream portion of the project area for a 25-year return period storm and minimizing the increase in surface water elevation downstream of the project area. Additionally, the project sought to find solutions that reduce maintenance efforts for the City of Jacksonville.
On behalf of the resident homeowners’ association, Taylor Engineering assessed the Sawgrass stormwater system to determine its ability to manage stormwater runoff, maintain acceptable water quality, provide flood control, and to develop basin management recommendations to reduce sediment and pollutant loading and potential flooding. The system, experiencing significant shoaling and water quality problems, comprises 100+ interconnected lakes discharged by two pump stations to serve the exclusive 2,400-acre Sawgrass community.