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Jaclyn Michaelsen

Water Resources Engineer

Fort Collins, CO
970.223.5556
MichaelsenJ@AyresAssociates.com

"The variety of projects the municipal group works on can be complex and challenging, keeping my job exciting. The challenges each new project brings keeps me learning on a daily basis. On top of the interesting projects we work on, the staff in my office are fun and entertaining."
Jaclyn Michaelsen

Jaclyn joined Ayres Associates in 2004 with three years of experience. Her expertise is hydraulic engineering with experience in drainage analysis and design, river analysis, floodplain delineation, storm sewer analysis and design, site development, and wetlands mitigation. Jaclyn routinely uses hydrologic and hydraulic models in her design work, including various versions of the SWMM model, HEC-1, TR-55, HEC-RAS, and HY-8. As a design engineer, she is an accomplished AutoCAD user.

Jaclyn's areas of expertise include the following:

  • Drainage studies and design
  • Floodplain studies and delineation
  • River systems analysis and modeling
  • Drainage reports
  • Hydrologic retention/detention pond design
  • Storm sewer analysis
  • Site design
  • Utility infrastructure analysis and design
  • Erosion control methods and calculations
  • Pedestrian underpass design
  • Roadway design

Jaclyn is accomplished in the use of the following software:

  • HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, ModSWMM, XP-SWMM, EPA SWMM, CUHP (Stormwater Modeling)
  • StormCAD, Hy-8 Culvert, UdSewer, UdInlet, Flow Master (Storm Sewer Modeling)
  • Visual Mod Flow (Groundwater Modeling)
  • Hydra 6 (Sanitary Sewer Modeling)
  • AutoCad, Land Development Desktop, Pipeworks, Terramodel
Education
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
  • MS, Civil Engineering - Ground Water, Colorado State University
Registrations
  • Registered Professional Engineer, CO