Barr Engineering company specializes in watershed and flood protection issues. To date, Barr Engineering has established over 200 projects using small dams and water detention structures for maintaining flood control, improving water quality, recharging aquifer, protecting roadways and enhancing wildlife habitat.
The Army Corp of Engineers routinely hires Barr Engineering Company to be design consultants for a variety of their projects. The St. Paul Army Corp District contracted Barr Engineering to be their primary consultant for the high water problems in the Devils Lake area.
The Army Corp of Engineers has reiterated the small dam concept for the past 30 years. Nationally, the Corp’s actions and work promote the small dam concepts. However, locally, the Omaha Army Corp District has been slow to change.