Barr has served as the NMCWD’s district engineer since 1960, providing engineering and water resource management services. For nearly six decades, we have assisted the district with developing four management plans that have guided water management within the 50-square-mile Nine Mile Creek watershed. The district was first established to provide flood control; however, its regulatory process has evolved to include water quality management, wetland management and protection, and stormwater management.
The district requires permits for all projects that will disturb more than 50 cubic yards of material or alter an area that is 5,000 square feet or more in size. Since 1973, Barr has been reviewing these permits to assess how development proposals will affect floodplains, stormwater management, wetlands, erosion and sediment control, waterbody crossings and structures, shoreline and streambank improvements, and surface-water appropriation. Barr conducts ongoing monitoring to provide data and information to supplement the district’s regulatory program.
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