O’Toole v. United States

Client: United States Department of Justice and the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Project: O’Toole v. United States

Some firms might be intimidated by a job site as isolated as the Yomba Indian Reservation, located near Austin in Central Nevada. NRCE gladly accepted work rehabilitating irrigation diversions and stabilizing streambanks on and near the Reservation 30 miles south of the “Loneliest Road in America.” NRCE performed litigation support, final design, and construction management for restoration efforts on the Reese River.

NRCE was asked to restore the Reese River on both Tribal and proximate lands, taking into account the high sediment loads encountered during peak flow periods. NRCE examined the hydrology, hydraulics, and sediment transport of the Reese River and possible solutions. NRCE then compared the environmental impact, initial cost, and long-term maintenance costs of the alternative designs. The final design included rehabilitation of irrigation diversions, grade control structures, and sediment control for the river.

NRCE’s engineers provided a wide array of construction management services for two separate phases on the Reese River. NRCE obtained all necessary permits, produced bid documents and arranged for contractors, purchased and arranged for timely delivery of materials to the job sites, as well as actively managed actual construction efforts. NRCE’s efforts resulted in a quality solution to a difficult problem, on time and under budget.

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