The Anacostia Flood Risk Management Rehabilitation received the Large Project of the Year award from the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM). The honor was presented at CEAM’s annual Fall Conference in Ocean City, Maryland in September.
More than 1,350 residential and commercial properties in 7 communities within Prince George’s County rely on the Anacostia Flood Risk Management System (FRMS). McCormick Taylor was engaged to oversee the rehabilitation of the Anacostia FRMS to meet FEMA design, operation and maintenance standards and to make it more reliable and sustainable.
Our project team provided the overall management and design to cure deficiencies within the FRMS and completed seven separate design contracts from 2008 to 2013. With more than 150 flood protection systems in FEMA Region III (Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia), the Anacostia system was one of the first of its kind to be rehabilitated. As such, our work created a management and design method to perform similar processes and upgrades for the remaining 140 systems in Region III. A preventative maintenance, inspection and testing plan was also developed to identify and correct deficiencies before they become a major risk.
The Anacostia Flood Risk Management System was accredited by FEMA in 2013.