Ellen joined Ayres Associates in 2005, bringing 19 years of experience in developing and executing studies in watershed hydrology and river hydraulics, with an emphasis on floods and dam safety. She completes floodplain and dam safety analyses for communities and dam owners. Ellen has performed studies at hydro projects nationwide; developed and performed technical analyses in support of hydropower license applications, including instream flow studies and analyses of alternative hydropower operation rules; and developed and presented training seminars in watershed and dam break modeling for the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
Ellen's areas of expertise include the following:
- Instream flow studies
- Floodplain analysis
- Dam safety analysis
- Hydro project analysis