Water Resources


Ames has delivered complex water resources projects for more than 40 years, including canals, pipelines, dams, reservoirs, wastewater treatment facilities, pumps, and outfalls.

We’ve earned our clients’ confidence by demonstrating our ability to self-perform water infrastructure projects under demanding schedules, while delivering value for their investment at every stage and in every challenging condition. Our crews are safe, experienced, and ready to help you achieve your goals by providing innovative solutions and superior construction.

Red River Structure

Building a gated control structure that will limit the flow of floodwaters into the Fargo-Moorhead metro.

San Gabriel Reservoir

Removing sediment from California reservoir for post-fire emergency restoration.

Glen Elder Dam Spillway

Repairing a 644-foot-wide concrete spillway in north-central Kansas.

DMAD Reservoir

Constructed a 294-foot-wide labyrinth weir concrete spillway in Delta, Utah.

Huffaker Hills Reservoir CMAR

Rebuilt slopes to accommodate more storage at a reservoir in Washoe County, Nevada.

Wild Rice River Structure

Built a gated control structure that will limit the flow of floodwaters into the Fargo-Moorhead metro.

Lower Yellowstone Channel

Constructed a fish bypass channel and performed a weir replacement near Glendive, Montana.

San Juan Creek Levee CMAR

Upgraded a one-mile segment of the San Juan Creek flood control channel in California.

Diversion Inlet Structure

Built a gated structure that will divert floodwater into a bypass channel around Fargo, North Dakota.

Silver Basin Dam and Reservoir

Constructed the first asphalt core dam in the U.S. for an Arizona mining operation.

Vasquez Canal

Replaced aging system with reinforced concrete pipe in Winter Park, Colorado.

Globeville Landing Outfall

Constructed a drainage channel and conduit for 100-year flood protection in Denver, Colorado.

Crafton Hills Pump Station

Constructed a new pump station in San Bernardino County, California.

Citrus Reservoir

Constructed the 400-acre-foot Citrus Reservoir in San Bernardino, California.

Lower Yellowstone Diversion

Built a diversion dam and a portion of an intake structure to protect endangered pallid sturgeons.

Murdock Canal Enclosure

Constructed a buried pipeline to replace an open canal in north-central Utah.

Roads Acting as Dams (RAADs)

Built 8 miles of intermittent dam structures with roads along Devils Lake in North Dakota.

Spanish Fork Pipeline

Installed a buried large-diameter steel pipeline for a water distribution system in Utah.

Deer Valley Water Treatment

Performed civil and mechanical scopes to replace a water treatment plant in Arizona.

Empire Outfall

Installed piping to expand a Minnesota wastewater treatment plant.

All American Canal

Constructed a new concrete-lined canal for an irrigation expansion project in California.

Glendale Oasis Water Campus

Performed sitework and mechanical scopes for a new water treatment plant in Arizona.

Lake Pleasant Water Treatment

Performed structural excavation, blasting, site grading and piping for a new plant near Phoenix, Arizona.

Lost Creek Canyon

Led design-build project to construct a shallow well field with a booster pumping station.

High Savery Dam

Constructed a new zoned earth-fill dam and primary spillway in southern Wyoming.