Pasadena-based engineering and government contracting firm Tetra Tech Inc. has received a contract worth up to $40 million from the Albuquerque district of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The project, announced in late October, will focus on assessment and engineering design for flood risk management and erosion protection in the Southwestern United States.

Tetra Tech was one of five companies awarded on-call contracts from the Corps. Each has a maximum value of $40 million and a maximum length of five years. The firm will receive work from the Corps on an as-needed basis; total work could end up being less than the $40 million contract cap.

The contract calls for improving the resiliency of structures such as levees and floodwalls that protect the public and improve the natural environment within the Corps’ Albuquerque district boundaries, which include New Mexico, southern Colorado and southwestern Texas.

Tetra Tech engineers will conduct hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, river and groundwater modeling, climate change evaluations, and sediment transport analyses. The aim is to design flood control structures that optimize water resources and reduce streambank erosion.

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