Protecting a City Through Flood Risk Management


Crookston, Minnesota, which has experienced multiple historic flooding events, needed a comprehensive plan to manage flood risk.


The project was divided into six stages, based on funding availability, and SEH provided preliminary engineering for each of the six stages in order to establish a plan for City-wide flood protection.  SEH helped the City locate funding for the project, developed the final design, prepared construction documents, obtained permits, and is providing construction engineering for stages 2-6.


  • 20,400 feet of earthen levees
  • 3,500 feet of concrete floodwall
  • Eight tractor-driven pump stations
  • Eight electric pump stations
  • 160,000 cubic yards of rockfill
  • Riprap erosion protection.
  • Removal of the existing emergency levee system
  • Installation of a high-flow cutoff channel.

Crookston Flood Risk Management and Bank Stabilization

Crookston, Minn.

City of Crookston


  • Civil engineering
  • Hydrology and hydraulics
  • Stormwater engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Watershed engineering