Tetra Tech Inc. announces that a joint venture it is leading has received a five-year, multiple-award contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to assess and manage risks for dams and levee systems throughout the U.S.
Tetra Tech engineers will perform site characterization studies, engineering evaluations and hydrologic analyses related to the safety of dams and levee systems, according to a press release. The team will use advanced analytics to assess structural integrity and develop risk-based management approaches for dam and levee safety.
The contract is valued at $60 million. The press release did not indicate what other companies are included in the joint venture. It also did not indicate how many USACE structures are included in the contract.
The Corps operates and maintains about 740 dams and associated structures in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that provide significant, multiple benefits to people, businesses, critical infrastructure and the environment. These benefits include flood risk management, navigation, water supply, hydropower, environmental stewardship, fish and wildlife conservation, and recreation.
“Increased impacts from climate change have placed the nation’s dam and levee systems under additional stress from extreme weather events and rising sea levels in coastal areas,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech chairman and chief executive officer. “Tetra Tech looks forward to continuing to use our Leading with Science approach to support the USACE in reducing flood risks and maintaining public safety.”
Tetra Tech provides consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide.