Railway Hydraulic Analysis
Pinnacle Engineering performed a hydraulic analysis of an area which was flooded following extreme rainfall. Heavy rains, combined with overtopping of an area reservoir, flooded the client’s mainline track and caused a washout and subsequent train derailment adjacent to a National Wildlife Refuge.
After environmental clean-up and restoration work concluded, Pinnacle surveyed the area and prepared a hydraulic analysis of various alternatives to prevent future washouts and derailments. To accomplish this, the Pinnacle team provided hydraulic analysis, survey, civil design environmental assessment, regulatory representation, and permitting services.
Ultimately, Pinnacle engineers designed a channel that bypasses the existing serpentine channel during major water flow events.