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Chris Goodwin

Manager - Water Resources

Eau Claire, WI

"Chris, on behalf of the Little Tamarack Baker Spring Lake District ... I cannot thank you enough for the work you, your staff, and your firm did on our behalf. The dam design that you and Wisconsin DNR thought of saved us a significant chunk of change."
Karl Jennrich
Little Tamarack Spring Baker Lake District, WI

Chris joined Ayres in 1990 and manages the water resources group. He is responsible for planning, managing, designing, and inspecting water resources projects. His experience includes dam design, dam inspections, spillway hydraulics, dam hydrology, embankment design, dam permitting, and preparing emergency action plans and operations plans for dams. He also has experience in storm sewer system design and modeling, environmental permitting, wetland investigations and permitting, lake management planning, and groundwater remediation system design. Before joining Ayres, Chris was employed by the Pepin, Vernon, and St. Croix County Land Conservation Departments.

Chris' areas of expertise include the following:

  • Stormwater management plans
  • Site development planning
  • Lake management planning
  • Lake dredging permitting
  • Groundwater and soil monitoring sampling
  • Hydrogeologic studies
  • Wetland inventory, classification, and hydrologic analysis
  • Soil classification
  • Hydrogeologist per Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 712.02(1)
  • MS, Environmental and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • BS, Biology, minor in Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Registered Professional Engineer, MD
  • Registered Professional Engineer, WI