B.S. – Civil Engineering – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology – 1999
Mr. Effland has more than nine years of water resource consulting experience. His work has included hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, drainage infrastructure design, water rights evaluations, and reservoir spillway design. He has experience with several hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality models.
Mr. Effland has conducted hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, and completed drainage planning and design for several transportation, land development, and capital improvement projects. His work included design of numerous drainage related structures including bridges, culverts, inlets, and channels, as well as authoring preliminary and final hydraulic reports. Mr. Effland has also utilized HEC-RAS to perform floodplain modeling, mapping, and FEMA permitting.
Mr. Effland has performed computer modeling of water supply systems, including distribution systems, storage systems, operations of water rights on surface streams, and operational analysis of supplies and demands. Other computer modeling experience includes development and use of hydraulic models for surface flows in channels, as well as for determining historical use of water rights.
More recently, Mr. Effland has assisted the City of Aurora with their lawn irrigation return flow (LIRF) study as well as authored numerous substitute water supply plans for the City of Aurora’s Prairie Waters Project.