We provided the Navajo Housing Authority with a cost-effective solution to assessing flood risk, incorporating innovative technologies that sped up the project and reduced costs
Applying innovative technologies, we conducted a flood study and provided alternatives for remediating flood hazards affecting a Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) subdivision in Crownpoint, New Mexico.
Operating under a limited budget and fast 90-day project schedule, our team utilized drone data technology and a complex two-dimensional engineering model to map the floodplain in unique project area topography. We met constraining project conditions while pioneering drone technology to assess the flood risks to the Navajo Nation.
The results are a benchmark for innovation in data collection regarding flood hazard mitigation, and demonstrate the potential of drone technologies to address unique needs on tribal lands and other flood-prone areas.
Our work supports the NHA’s role in protecting life and property and its vision of housing the Navajo Nation by growing sustainable communities.