AAE Tech Services Inc.

Hydraulic Assessments



Hydraulic Assessments

Our company has the skill-set to conduct hydraulic assessments with experience working for various communities and projects across Manitoba and Ontario. These assessments include stream-bed profiling, substrate analysis, velocity determination and surveying drainage patterns, which allows for calculation of discharges and flow rates. Stream discharge and flow are both vital components for assessing flood risk and determining demands placed on infrastructure such as culverts. Furthermore, knowledge of drainage patterns aids in making informed management decisions regarding future building plans and specifications.

 

REPRESENTATIVE STUDIES:

 

St. Malo Fisheries Assessment

AAE was hired to conduct a fisheries assessment in the Rat River and St. Malo Lake ecosystems in order to provide recommendations to improve fish habitat and the health of the overall fishery. A vital component to this was conducting a hydraulic assessment of both upstream and downstream reaches of the Rat River. The stream bed was profiled and velocity readings were taken at multiple sites both upstream and downstream of St. Malo Lake, which were then used to calculate river discharge and flow. This facilitates comparison between the fisheries habitat in both sections of the river, and leads to making informed management decisions regarding fish stocking, spawning enhancement projects, etc. 

 

Pine Creek First Nation

AAE was hired to conduct a hydraulic assessment of Pine Creek First Nation, Manitoba, in order to identify drainage problems and sources of flooding on reserve. Surveying was conducted that established elevations of existing water levels, infrastructure and high water marks, and was analyzed to provide recommendations for flood mitigation actions to be taken by the band and council. 

 

  

   

 

 

 

Aquatic Restoration and Rehabilitation Planning

 

Assessment of waterbodies for rehabilitation needs due to agricultural

changes and construction as well as for alterations that are deemed to harmfully

alter, disrupt or destroy (HADD) fish habitat as determined by the Department of

Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  Application of culverts, fish ladders and spawning

structure to enhance fish habitat or return to a near natural state.