Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Meeting the Needs of People, Water, and the Environment
We are Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, a highly skilled team of professionals in a wide range of disciplines, who work with our clients to develop innovative and effective solutions for their issues related to water and earth processes in the freshwater and coastal environments.
Delivering Custom Solutions From Technical Experts
Freshwater is vital to the world’s human population and the environment but is becoming increasingly limited. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been applying our knowledge and experience to find custom solutions for each of our clients, which in turn has benefited the lives of individuals around the world.
Blue Bridge Scour Evaluation and Countermeasure Design
Significant damage was inflicted on the east end of Blue Bridge during major floods in 2003 and 2006. Emergency repairs were made to the revetment during and after both floods.
Snohomish County, WA
Shasta Valley Irrigation Diversion and Fish Passage Projects
NHC, with collaborating firms, assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, local land owners, and water purveyors to remove instream barriers and improve fish protection and irrigation diversion structures in the Shasta Valley. The structures improve fish passage and prevent fish from being entrained into diversion structures to address complex water issues. NHC coordinated with stakeholders to identify needs and develop mutually beneficial solutions for several projects. A major project was the design of fish passage and water diversion improvements at the Grenada Irrigation District diversion on the Shasta River. The project removed a seasonal fish barrier at the diversion dam and installed a 40-cfs screened intake, pump station, and 1,600-foot supply line. NHC tasks included conducting site surveys, developing topographic data, analyzing hydrology and hydraulic alternatives, preparing construction documents, supporting grant procurement, and conducting construction observation and inspection.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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We are technical leaders, dedicated to conducting quality work in water resource engineering and science.
We collaborate with our clients as a trusted partner to develop cost effective, practical solutions to their needs.
We actively seek to be involved in new water resources issues and to incorporate new technologies in our analysis, planning, and design.
We are committed to maintaining NHC as an independent, employee-owned firm, and encourage individual responsibility and entrepreneurship among our employees.
Duty to our Employees
We promote and support the technical interests, professional development, and personal well-being of our employees.
We work together in a cooperative and collegial way and are flexible and non-bureaucratic in dealing with each other, our partners, and our clients.
We treat clients, partners, and employees fairly and respectfully.
We provide useful but impartial analysis and opinions based on science and experience. We maintain highly ethical business practices.
Duty to Public Values and Communication
We produce solutions that serve society as well as our clients, and encourage public understanding of technical and scientific issues in water resources.
We aim to devise technical solutions that contribute to environmental sustainability.
We manage the financial aspects of our projects and the firm’s finances responsibly and prudently, to meet our commitments to clients, owners, and staff.