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Gene MacDonald

Water Resources Engineer

Cheyenne, WY

"I chose to work for Ayres because I thought it would be a challenging and rewarding opportunity. It's been much more than that. I've been blessed to work with professionals with industry-recognized expertise who have been generous in sharing their experience."
Gene MacDonald

Gene brings 18 years of experience in hydraulic engineering with specific expertise in drainage analysis and design. He joined Ayres Associates after four years as the City of Cheyenne's surface water drainage engineer, where he managed the City's storm drainage system; managed, planned, and coordinated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase 2 compliance efforts; managed and coordinated National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Community Rating System (CRS), and Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) participation; managed construction and design projects; and provided expertise in the design and evaluation of the City's urban storm drainage system.

Gene was responsible for design revisions to the City's previously recommended Drainage Capital Improvements list that will ultimately save more than $10 million when implemented. Gene provided key input in the development of the Cheyenne Storm Water Utility. He provided favorable introduction of new drainage policies and revisions to the City's master drainage plans and contributed extensively to the advertising and marketing of ballot initiatives, projects, and programs.

In addition to that valuable experience, Gene offers the following areas of expertise:

  • Project management
  • Hydraulic analysis and design
  • Urban drainage design
  • Master drainage planning
  • Floodplain modeling
  • Bridge scour analyses
  • Stream instability countermeasures design
  • Wetland mitigation
  • Public process 
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • Registered Professional Engineer, CO
  • Registered Professional Engineer, WY