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2013 BID FROM WWC ENGINEERING Proposal for: The Jefferson Slough Hydraulic 8s Geomorphic Study r Ilm r "till' ( i ., Submitted by: � �� V V V V CENGINEERING I lion ty alue August 30, 2013 Proposal for the Jefferson Slough Hydraulic & Geomorphic Study " Prepared for: Jefferson County Commission ATTN: County Commissioners 201 Centennial P.O. Box H Boulder, MT 59632 Prepared by: WWC Engineering 1275 Maple Street, Suite F Helena, MT 59601 (406) 443-3962 Fax (406) 449-0056 �I I i Innovation TABLE OF • Quality value ' TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction:.:'....:.:................................................................................:.:................. 1 Location . .1 Principal/Project Team Experience & Qualifications.................................................. 2 Relevant Projects di Experience..................................................................................4 Project Understanding.. ................................................................................ 1 Technical Approach .................. 11 1 Task 1. Kickoff Meeting/Site Visit....................................................................................11 Task 2. Rosgen Level I-IV Geomorphic Assessment..........................................................11 Task 3. Surveying and Mapping...................................................................................... 12 Task 4. Interim Flow, Temperature & Water Quality Measurements................................... 12 Task 5. Sediment Accumulation Analysis .........................................................................12 Task 6: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Evaluation.................................................................... 13 Task 7: Identify Future Problem Areas ............................................................................13 Task 8: Long-Term Flow Gaging Station Installation......................................................... 14 Task 9: Develop Final Report.......................................................................................... 14 Alternate Task 10. Develop Conceptual Design Alternatives...............................................15 Current Work Activities &Anticipated Availability................................................... 15 Schedule & Budget Management.............................................................................. 16 ScheduleManagement................................................................................................... 16 ' Budget Management.................................................................................................. 16 Project Schedule.. . 17 Summary..................................................................................................................17 APPENDIX A: RESUMES APPENDIX B: REFERENCES ' Jefferson Slough Hydrologic& Geomorphic Study Proposal ^WWC ENGINEERING I Innovation PRINCIPAL/PROJECT TEAM Quality Value INTRODUCTION ' WWC Engineering (WWC) is pleased to present this Proposal to provide Hydrologic & Geomorphic Services to the Jefferson County Commissioners (County) for the proposed Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study. WWC is an independent, employee-owned, multi-disciplinary, professional firm specializing in civil and environmental engineering, water resources engineering,transportation engineering, and surface mine engineering. WWC began operations in 1978, was incorporated in 1980, and has five offices in Montana and Wyoming. WWC is known for quality services, a reputation the company strives to maintain. Our mission is to provide services that are of the utmost quality and value for our client's benefit. In a client survey commissioned by WWC as part of our total quality management (TQM) program, our clients rated our services above our competitors' in VALUE FOR THE ' DOLLAR. WWC employs Professional Engineers (P.E.$), Professional Land Surveyors (P.L.S.$), Professional Hydrologists (P.H.$) and Professional Geologists (P.G.$) licensed to practice in numerous states. Several WWC employees are current with MSHA safety training as well as OSHA HAZWOPER training. WWC is proud of its employees, their expertise, their skills, and their ' involvement in professional societies and organizations. WWC provides ongoing professional development WWC's Helena, training to all of our employees to ensure that our 1 Montana office services are being performed within the most innovative and best available technologies available. As a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, WWC subscribes to the organization's code of ethics and standards. WWC has a wealth of water resources related experience with knowledgeable personnel who are considered by many to be experts in their field of expertise. Our company was founded on water resources projects over 30 years ago, under the name Western Water Consultants, Inc. that is still one of the primary disciplines of our work today. Our combination of experience in watershed studies, river restoration and irrigation make WWC an excellent candidate to perform the proposed Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study. office location provides a short ' LOCATION travel distance O to the project ur Helena, MT office is well located and staffed to efficiently and I area, and is effectively provide services for the County. WWC can provide short located only travel distances to the project site and is located only minutes away from minutes away the various regulatory agencies that will have jurisdiction over the from regulatory project. With five office locations and over 80 employees corporate-wide, I agencies special expertise, equipment and manpower can be available for any have primary regulatory resource need. tJefferson Slough Hydrologic& Geomorphic Study Proposal ^ "WWC ENGINEERING t Innovation PRINCIPAL/PROJECT TEAM Quahtv EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS Value PRINCIPAL/PROJECT TEAM EXPERIENCE &QUALIFICATIONS ' Included in this section are brief discussions of the employees that will be included as part of the Project Team. This team is highly experienced with stream restoration improvements and is ' particularly adept at gaining regulatory approval for in-stream projects. Detailed resumes are included in Appendix A. ' SHAWN HIGLEY, P.E., P.H., HELENA BRANCH MANAGER(PRINCIPAL) Mr. Higley (MT P.E. 15101, AIH No. 1505, Hourly Rate = $116/hr) is a principal of WWC Engineering and will provide project oversight services from his position as Branch Manager of ' WWC's Helena operations. With over 20 years of experience in various aspects of civil engineering, Mr. Higley has the experience necessary to provide strong leadership and guidance to successfully complete the County's project in an efficient and cost-effective manner. ' Mr. Higley has served as the project manager on numerous significant projects including the award-winning Sheridan Main Street Rehabilitation Project that received the APA's prestigious award for one of the ten best downtowns in America and is currently the project manager for ' the controversial Wild Horse Creek Restoration project. Mr. Higley is an excellent communicator and has received awards and regional recognition for some of the controversial and high profile jobs he has managed. Shawn's years of service in Montana have helped him ' develop an excellent working relationship with the Montana DNRC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as well as the Department of Transportation's Hydraulics Division. Shawn has been extensively trained in both Rosgen and NRCS stream ' classification and restoration practices and has put this experience to use on numerous stream bank stabilization, watershed assessment and river restoration projects.Mr. Higley will provide project oversight and QA/QC for the proposed Jefferson Slough study. ' DOYL M. FRITz, P.E., SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR Mr. Fritz (MT P.E. 4101E, Hourly Rate = $132/hr), Past President of WWC Engineering and ' currently the Senior Technical Advisor, has over 30 years experience in civil, environmental, water resources, and industrial projects in the Rocky Mountain Region. Mr. Fritz is a past president of ACEC of Wyoming, a former National Director of ACEC, a board certified ' Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and past president of the Wyoming Section of American Society of Civil Engineers. He is currently serving on the National Advisory Board of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering ' and Applied Sciences.Mr.Fritz will be the lead QA/QC reviewer for the proposed study. SCOTT ASPENLIEDER, P.E., PROJECT MANAGER ' Mr. Aspenlieder (MT P.E. 17310, Hourly Rate=$104/hr) has significant experience in water resources, irrigation, hydraulics/hydrology, and M ,a , municipal related projects from his nearly 10 years of experience in the to providing ' water resources field. Scott has been involved with numerous water resources resource projects throughout Montana and Wyoming that have been necessary to ensure that specific to stream restoration. Mr. Aspenlieder's experience on project deadlines ' numerous water resources, irrigation and stream being stabilization/restoration projects has given him a unique understanding of the not only the complexity of riverine systems but ' also the complicated regulatory framework that is involved to get a��7YYp�r�ojject ready for Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 2 PROJECT Innovation Quality Value construction.Scott has significant experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is very ' familiar with Rosgen and NRCS stream classification and restoration practices. Mr. Aspenlieder will be the project manager and one of the lead engineers in analyzing mitigation alternatives as well as the stream flow measurement locations, sediment analysis, hydrology and ' hydraulics, and development of the final report for the proposed Jefferson Slough Study. JAKE ZISKA, P.L.S.,CFEDS, E.I., SURVEY MANAGER ' Mr. Ziska (MT P.L.S. 18636, CFedS 111513, MT E.I. 18639, Hourly Rate = $104/hr) has over 10 years of engineering and surveying experience on a variety of water resources, municipal and community engineering projects including stream restoration, water, wastewater, storm water, land development, transportation, and others. Mr. Ziska s unique qualifications, as a licensed surveyor and possessing an engineering degree, allows WWC to save time and money for our clients by having Jake provide surveying and construction administration services. Mr. Ziska 1 will serve as the lead surveyor on the proposed Jefferson Slough Study. ROBERT NEIHART, P.E.,ASSOCIATE ENGINEER Mr. Neihart (MT P.E. 20190, Hourly Rate = $97/hr) has over 6 years of experience in water resources, storm water, land development, municipal engineering, and natural resource extraction projects. Through his project experience, Robert has worked with agencies such as ' the DNRC, RD, SRF, TSEP, CDBG, USCOE, MT FWP, DEQ BLM and others. Mr. Neihart is an experienced report writer, engineer and GIS analyst who has provided mapping and analysis tools for a number of studies, assessments and evaluations and has been specifically trained in river mechanics. Mr. Neihart will lead the Rosgen Assessment, sediment analysis, field measurements, stream gage setup, and assist with hydrology, hydraulics and GIS mapping. DREW PEARSON, P.E., L.S.I.,ASSOCIATE ENGINEER Mr. Pearson (MT P.E. 29105, MT L.S.I. 20436, Hourly Rate = $97/hr) is a civil engineer that previously worked for the Montana Department of Transportation. Mr. Pearson has over five ' years of experience as a transportation engineer with specialized experience in river mechanics, storm water as well as rural and urban transportation projects. Mr. Pearson is highly experienced in river mechanics and is adept at the use of HEC-RAS for analysis of stream ' restoration improvements. Mr. Pearson will assist with surveying, the Rosgen assessment, sediment analysis, monitoring,field measurements, hydraulics and river mechanics analysis. ' MATT SELVIG, E.I.,ASSOCIATE ENGINEER Mr. Selvig (MT E.I. 19403, Hourly Rate = $83/hr) is a civil engineer that specializes in water resources engineering. Matt has worked in the water resources field for over three years ' performing hydrologic/hydraulic investigations and analyses for stream restoration, bank stabilization, irrigation and other technical projects. Mr. Selvig is well versed in river mechanics and is a HEC-RAS trained specialist. Matt will assist with the Rosgen Assessment, sediment analysis, hydrology and hydraulics support, design and river mechanics analysis. AMBER FRYDENLUND, PERMIT COORDINATOR ' Ms. Frydenlund (Hourly Rate = $62/hr) has over ten years of experience in permitting and coordination with regulatory agencies. Ms. Frydenlund has been competently trained in the various local, state, and federal funding mechanisms available for projects. Ms. Frydenlund ' works in the Helena office and will assist as the project liaison. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 3 ' Innovation RELEVANT PROJECTS Quality ExPERIENCE ' Value ' RELEVANT PROJECTS & EXPERIENCE WWC has been providing watershed studies, stream restoration and irrigation services for over 30 years. Our personnel are experienced and knowledgeable in river dynamics, hydrologic principles and open channel hydraulics. WWC has extensive experience with the US Army Corps of Engineers and has an excellent rapport with the various state regulatory agencies including the DEO, FWP, DNRC, MDT, and others. WWC utilizes a combined technique that ' involves engineering hydraulics design, Rosgen classification techniques, and NRCS stream restoration principles. This combined technique has been proven through years of experience with each of these respective principles to provide stream restoration and/or stream bank ' stabilization that are pennittable, aesthetic, functional and durable enough to withstand large- scale runoff events. Examples of some of our previously completed projects are outlined below. 1 MARIAS RIVER BANK STABILIZATION PROJECT,LIBERTY COUNTY,MT(2010-2013) WWC Engineering was selected by the Liberty County Conservation District to analyze and develop a mitigation strategy for stabilizing a 2,000-ft section of the north bank along the Marias River. The main channel of the Marias ' River has migrated up against the north bank in the project r- area and threatened a county road and access to the historic Pugsley Bridge. Erosion of the banks created 10-12 foot tall shear walls adding sediment loading to the river. The mitigation measures included construction of a new rock weir to redirect the river thalwag away from the affected ' bank areas as well as installation of root wads, riprap, and willows to stabilize the river bank. Additionally, WWC provided construction administration and inspection during construction. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Doyl Fritz, Scott Aspenlieder, Jake Ziska, Robert Neihart, Matt Selvig, and Drew Pearson. SOUTH BIG HORN RIVER WATERSHED STUDY,FREMONT COUNTY,WY (2005) The South Big Horn Conservation District initiated stream monitoring in the spring of 2002 following approval of a Sampling and Analysis Plan and funding through a Section ' 319 grant. Goals for the project were two-fold. Firstly, to collect data to determine whether bacterial problems existed in the watersheds, and secondly, to utilize the data ' to most effectively implement Best Management Practices to decrease problematic bacteria concentrations in the streams. More than 20 sites were sampled by WWC at ' various intervals from 2002 to 2004 resulting in 330 Escherichia coli and 36 fecal coliform measurements. The study area includes seven watersheds and stream systems within the District's boundaries: Bighorn River, Greybull River, Dry Creek, ' Beaver Creek, Shell Creek, Paint Rock Creek and Nowood River. Total project area is over 13,000 square miles. Sampling was conducted in both impaired and threatened streams. K_ye personnel included: Shawn Higley, Doyl Fritz, Scott Aspenlieder, and Robert Neihart. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 4 Innovation RELEVANT PROJECTS & Quality ExPERIENCE Value ' BROWN THOMAS MEADOW RANCH DIVERSION RESTORATION,PARK COUNTY,WY(2013) WWC Engineering was selected to analyze and develop a mitigation strategy for the restoration of a diversion channel ' through the BTM Ranch from the South Fork Shoshone River. The diversion channel has been heavily eroded over the years and a significant amount of sediment has entered ' the system and is now inhibiting flow through the diversion. WWC provided design services to restore the channel banks, provide erosion protection, remove sediment from accumulated areas and design sediment barriers prior to the diversion of water. WWC also provided construction administration and inspection during construction. Key personnel included: Shawn ' HirlC&Doyl Fritz, Scott Aspenlieder,Jake Ziska, Robert Neihart, Matt Selvig, and Drew Pearson. VALLEY RANCH BANK STABILIZATION PROJECTS,PARK COUNTY,WY(2009-2013) WWC Engineering was selected to analyze and develop a _* mitigation strategy for stabilizing approximately 15,000 lineal feet of the South Fork Shoshone River. The main ' channel of the South Fork Shoshone River is an aggressive, braided channel. The main river channel has migrated and threatens approximately 200 acres of prime ranch property. t Based on the aggressive nature of the stream and its susceptibility to uncontrolled,high intensity spring runoff, a bank stabilization design including the use of large riprap ' was used as a base for the bank stabilization measures. The riprap was covered with the existing channel cobbles and gravels and willows were planted within the bank stabilization section to create a natural look. A hydraulic model of the river was ' developed to model the existing conditions of the river and the affects of the proposed mitigation measures. WWC provided construction administration and inspection during construction. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Doyl Fritz, Scott Aspenlieder, lake Ziska, Robert Neihart,Matt Selvig, and Drew Pearson. WILD HORSE CREEK RESTORATION-PHASE 2,ECHETA,WY(2005-2013) WWC was contracted by an industrial client in conjunction with a private landowner to complete a low- " ' flow channel analysis and restoration plan for approximately 15 river miles of the Wild Horse Creek channel. Sections of this channel have deteriorated over ' time due to poor land use practices that have led to debris loading, channel sloughing, severe sedimentation, flooding and erosion. WWC utilized a combination of geomorphic and engineering design solutions to provide ' a channel restoration design that met the landowner's ' Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 5 Ilk ' Innovation RELEVANT PROJECTS Quality ExPERIENCE ' Value ' expectations, was permittable and provided a stable and fully restored low-flow channel section that completely eliminated the previous channel deterioration. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Doyl Fritz, Scott Aspeenlieder,Jake Ziska, Robert Neihart,Matt Selvig, and Drew Pearson. ' YELLOWSTONE RIVER SITE ASSESSMENTS,RICHLAND COUNTY,MT(2011) The Richland County Conservation District, in cooperation ' with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, hired WWC to evaluate 17 bank revetment and waste disposal sites in Richland County as part of the ' MonDak Lower Yellowstone River Restoration Project. WWC personnel conducted site investigations to assess the types and quantities of materials (trash, car bodies, concrete and rock riprap) present at the sites. This information was used to develop site plan maps to show historic channel migration and evaluate potential mitigation and bank ' stabilization efforts required during cleanup. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Doyl Fritz, Scott Aspenlieder,Jake Ziska, Robert Neihart. Matt Selvig, and Drew Pearson. ' BIG GOOSE CREEK CHANNEL RESTORATION,SHERIDAN COUNTY,WY(1997-2000) WWC provided turnkey design and construction services to stabilize a reach of Big Goose Creek that had ' been modified during recent highway reconstruction. _ The stabilization included the use of rock weirs and natural revetments to provide a natural-looking, stable ' low-flow channel. Engineering design and hydraulics analysis were coupled with Rosgen techniques to provide a long-term, stable channel solution. KXc ' personnel included: Shawn Higley and Doyl Fritz. LARAMIE RIVER RESTORATION,LARAMIE,WY(2009-2011) A plan was developed to restore the Laramie River through the City of Laramie for the Laramie Beautification Committee. WWC was contracted to measure flow in the ' Laramie River and determine the river's hydrology; survey multiple cross-sections at each site; map the river with sites shown according to a priority of high, medium or low; model the river hydraulics before and after treatments using HEC-RAS, provide cost estimates for treatment materials, promote public support for the implementation ' of this plan and provide construction administration for the duration of the project. The project included root wads, willow plantings, revegetation/erosional control mat placement, toe scour protection, end treatments, geotextile underlayment and rock riprap bedding. Work included permitting with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the local conservation district. K_ye personnel included: Shawn High, Robert Neihart and Doyl Fritz. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic&Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^ .Jefferson ' 6 Innovation RELEVANT PROJECTS Quality Value EXPERIENCE ' WILDCAT CREEK WATERSHED STUDY,GILLETTE,WY(2004) WWC developed a HEC-HMS model of the Wildcat Creek drainage to evaluate the potential effects of coal bed natural gas development on irrigation practices within the 124.4 square mile watershed. The modeling effort included determination of the effects that reservoir routing, sedimentation, erosion and localized precipitation events had on the overall hydrology of the watershed. The project involved stream flow measurements, geomorphic assessment, hydrologic & hydraulic assessment, sampling and monitoring to determine the impact of CBNG development on the watershed. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Robert Neihart and Doyl Fritz. WDEQ WATERSHED SURVEYS,POWER RIVER BASIN,WY(2005-2007) WWC utilized a watershed-based approach to conduct channel stability evaluations and capacity estimates for various impacted channel reaches in Wyoming. WWC performed the field and technical evaluation of nearly 90 channel locations using a Rosgen based assessment. The assessment was modified slightly by using a Phankuch-like ' occular approach to channel stability evaluation. This methodology is appropriate for planning level decisions regarding stability. WWC also collaborated with a University of Wyoming research team attempting to define correlations between actual survey site soils and allowable tractive force. This information will be invaluable to advancing the state of the art in ephemeral stream stability understanding. Kesel personnel included: Shawn Him, Robert Neihart and Doyl Fritz. CBNG WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS,CAMPBELL&JOHNSON COUNTIES,WY(2002-2005) WWC was contracted by various clients to complete comprehensive Watershed Studies for eight large tributary drainages to the Powder River ranging in size from 58 square miles to over 350 square miles to determine the impacts from coal bed natural gas development. Fieldwork was performed at key locations within each watershed to identify key hydraulic, hydrologic, geologic, erosion, sedimentation and geomorphologic characteristics of the watershed. Monitoring was performed to include stream flow measurements and cross section stability. KU personnel included: Shawn Him, Robert Neihart and Doyl Fritz. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING 7 Innovation RELEVANT PROJECTS Quality EXPERIENCE Value ' GULLY EROSION CONTROL,PRICE,ITT(2004) WWC engineers and hydrologists helped select structure locations, prepared hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of ' the watersheds, and designed porous rock check dams to control gully erosion and create wet meadows for sage grouse habitat. HEC-HMS watershed models of Emma ' Park and Summerhouse Basins were developed in conjunction with HEC-RAS hydraulic models to analyze erosion and size and design rock check dams. WWC provided economic solutions to meet the dual goal of controlling gully erosion and creating wet meadows for sage grouse habitat. Computer rendering of completed structures made bid package more 1 readable to potential contractors at less cost than typical design drawings. This project was sponsored largely by ConocoPhillips. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Robert Neihart and Doul Fritz. GLEN LAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT ASSESSMENT,EUREKA,MT(2011-2013) WWC was contracted by the Department of Natural Resources 1 and Conservation (DNRC) and the Glen Lake Irrigation District (GLID) to perform an inventory and assessment of the existing GLID irrigation infrastructure including the main canal, laterals ' . and structures. Each component was photographed for visual documentation of the facility, located with a GPS unit for later mapping, and a physical inspection was completed and ' documented. This process allowed WWC to evaluate the overall condition of each component of the system as well as the system as a whole to determine if any one section of the system is t determined to be in worse condition than the rest. In performing the physical inspections, a log of each facility component was completed. The log gave the structure an excellent, good, fair, or ' poor rating; identified in specific detail any deterioration of the structure and what could be done to repair it; identified whether the structure is in the proper location or should be relocated to be more efficient; and identified the amount of acres the ' structure serves. WWC designed a system-wide flow monitoring network to be implemented and performed flow measurements throughout the system to verify existing flow stations. All information collected was put into a GLS format that led to the development of a GIS database ' and mapping for the project. This information was used to develop a final assessment report that was delivered to the GLID Board for use in future planning and rehabilitation efforts. Key personnel included: Shawn Higley, Doyl Fritz, Scott Asgenlieder, Jake Ziska, Robert Neihart, Matt ' Selvig, and Drew Pearson. A table depicting a brief listing of relevant project experience related to Watershed Studies, Stream Restoration and Irrigation projects is provided in the following section. Detailed project abstracts for substantial projects are available upon request. References are provided in Appendix B. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic&Geomorphic Study Proposal '^^^WWC ENGINEERING 8 Innovation RELEVANT PROJECTS Quality EXPERIENCE Value t .• u ' 2005-2006 WDEQ4Watershed Surveys • • • • • • • • • • Brown Thomas Meadow Diversion Channel Restoration ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 0 ' ' 0 ' ' 0 1 Big Goose Creek Channel Stabilization ' CBNG Watershed Assessments • • • • • • • • • • Glen Lake Irrigation District Assessment ' Gully Erosion Control • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Laramie River Restoration Project • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • LX Bar Creek Water Management Plan • ' Main Stem Assessments • • • • • • • • • • Marias River Bank Stabilization South Big Horn River Watershed Study • • ' Valley Ranch Bank Stabilization • Wildcat Creek Watershed Study • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Wild Horse Creek Restoration • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Yellowstone River Site ' Assessments ' Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 9 ' Innovation PROJECT Quality UNDERSTANDING ' Value ' PROJECT UNDERSTANDING The Jefferson Slough, formerly the North Branch of the Jefferson River, flows for approximately 11 miles from the Jefferson Slough Diversion on Slaughterhouse Slough to the Boulder River. ' The stream runs in a general easterly direction from just south of Whitehall, NIT to just northeast of Cardwell, MT. The Jefferson Slough has been rerouted from its original channel with the construction of Interstate 90 and the railroad. In addition, the Slough's hydrologic system has been impacted by additional upstream diversions and the change of flow from the Jefferson River, Big Pipestone Creek, and Whitetail Creek. During the pre-proposal conference a private landowner stated that bank full events within the Jefferson Slough only occur once ' every 10 to 15 years, rather than the historic occurrence of 1-3 years, due to the altered hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics of the slough. Water within the Jefferson Slough is primarily used for irrigation by 12 landowners. ' The main tributaries to the Jefferson Slough are Big Pipestone Creek and Whitetail Creek. These two tributaries contribute a vast amount of sediment that consists of granitic sands which are highly mobile at various stream discharges. The accumulated sediment has caused the channel to rise in elevation within certain reaches, impairing the hydraulic ability of the channel to flush the accumulated sediment downstream. During the pre-proposal conference site visit on ' August 191h, WWC visually observed a consistently wide channel, approximately 50 feet wide, with a water depth of approximately 0.5 feet with no defined channel. Cattails and other aquatic plants were observed to be encroaching 20 to 30 feet into the channel and are having a ' significant "choking' effect on the flow capacity of the slough. These aquatic plants and increased sediments impair the flow capacity of the Slough and add to sediment accumulations. 1 The final problem the Jefferson Slough is exhibiting is the presence of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). EWM is a perennial, invasive aquatic plant that thrives in slow moving, shallow waters that contain accumulated sediment, making the Jefferson Slough a prime target for the growth ' of this plant. One of the difficulties of dealing with the infestation of this plant is that it fragments very easily. EWM has been observed in very thick mat structures throughout the Slough, which is causing even more sediment to be trapped. The Jefferson River Watershed ' Council has noted EWM is present in the lower 4 miles of the Slough. The State of Montana is treating the EWM problem in the Jefferson Slough as a problem that demands immediate attention to prevent spread of the species to other state waters. The DNRC has contracted Dr. John Madsen, an aquatic species expert, to assist in the management of EWM. WWC contacted Celestine Duncan, who expressed the difficulties in controlling and eliminating the EWM. She estimated there is approximately 30,000 lbs of the plant in the lower 4-mile stretch of the slough. The following section outlines W WC's approach to the proposed Jefferson Slough Hydrologic& Geomorphic Study. It is important to understand that the following approach will provide a ' cause/effect analysis of the above-referenced issues to develop a foundation for potential mitigation strategies and implementation that will reduce and/or mitigate the effects from the altered flow regime, severe sediment transport, aquatic habitat/resources degradation and 1 infestation from the EWM. The infestation of the EWM is a direct result of the first three issues, and it is anticipated that addressing the first three issues will help mitigate the EWM infestation by removing the environment and conditions that are currently helping the plant thrive. ' Jefferson Slough Hydrologic&Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 10 Innovation Quality APPROACH ' Value ' TECHNICAL APPROACH The following is a detailed outline of the major tasks for completion of the project as viewed by WWC. Each task describes the procedures, meetings, and deliverables to be completed within ' each task. A project schedule is presented in a later section within this Proposal. WWC anticipates that our personnel will work closely with Jefferson County, the Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC), the Jefferson Slough Technical Advisory Committee, local landowners and the public throughout the project. WWC personnel are highly experienced facilitators, and are no strangers to large working groups. We routinely encounter these situations in our line of work and are adept at keeping groups focused and on task so that we ' may be efficient and productive for our clients. Communication to the working group from WWC will be frequent, focused and clear. ' TASK 1. KICKOFF MEETING/SITE VISIT To begin the project, WWC staff will schedule a meeting and possible on-site visit with County ' officials, and other pertinent officials to familiarize WWC Staff with the project and identify the extent of the proposed study. This meeting will help WWC and the County open lines of communication, identify specific project requirements, and clear up any questions or issues that may be unclear before the project begins. Because a site visit has already occurred, a further site ' visit may not be required but may be useful to clearly identify the scope of work. The kickoff meeting will also allow the County and WWC to establish a project schedule and a defined path of progression for the project. Establishing a defined path will ensure that goals are being met t and all parties involved in the project are on the same track. WWC will use this opportunity to obtain copies of all previous relevant reports to assist in the proposed study. A thorough review of these reports will provide WWC with a solid foundation to proceed. WWC intends to have ' the kickoff meeting and possible site visit completed immediately after contracting. TASK 2. ROSGEN LEVEL I-IV GEOMORPHIC ASSESSMENT WWC personnel will perform a very � " • s u -w ;_ E _ e :_ o thorough geomorphic investigation of the 1 lower reaches of Pipestone Creek, Whitetail 1, Creek and Sheep Gulch as well as the entire '1 - reach of the Jefferson Slough. WWC 1 1 3r �- personnel have been extensively trained in al•�' i T _- 1 Rosgen classification methods (the shape w, method). The main purpose of the Rosgen -- system is to classify streams based on8�� 1 quantifiable field measurements to produce " consistent, reproducible descriptions of " stream types and conditions. There are four ApAMWvc Mop lr Npg Spngs Wld dilyE IoUBo&s,1996 wvnvw[&.dh,miogycom levels in Rosgen's classification hierarchy:geomorphic characterization(Level 1), morphological description (Level 2), stream condition assessment (Level 3), and validation and monitoring (Level 4). The classification will result in the ability to monitor and predict the natural evolution of stream types as well as evolution resulting from human impact. For the first level of assessment, streams are grouped by water surface slope, entrenchment (valley width/channel width), width/depth ratio, and sinuosity into categories A - G. The second level further divides Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal �WWC ENGINEERING tt ' Innovation TECHNICAL Quality APPROACH ' Value ' the classification into categories 1 - 6 based upon dominate channel materials using an average nominal diameter of the bed materials. The resulting value is given as an alpha-numeric combination, giving the stream certain describable properties, no matter where its location. ' Level III characterizations would include information on riparian vegetation, fish habitat, and debris. Level IV would include specific measurements of bank erosion, sediment transport, and fish biomass serving as a validation level of the classifications developed in the previous levels. ' This information will be documented with photos, measurements and Rosgen data sheets. The assessment will also provide the required information to develop reaches and sub-reaches within the Jefferson Slough for future monitoring and analysis purposes. ' TASK 3. SURVEYING AND MAPPING WWC will perform a topographic survey and cross sections of the Jefferson slough and lower portions of Pipestone Creek, Whitetail Creek and other areas as necessary. The surveys will fully encompass each reach of concern collecting the necessary data to complete a restoration design. WWC will use the data obtained to create detailed maps of each area and to determine key design criteria for natural channel restoration and stabilization of the impacted stream areas. It is imperative to complete this task later this fall once vegetation along the stream is beginning to become dormant and after the trees lose their leaves. Tree canopy and taller vegetation will cause interference issues with using GPS surveying equipment adding to the time and budget necessary to complete the project. WWC intends to complete the site survey and mapping later this fall which should allow for completion before winter. TASK 4. INTERIM FLOW, TEMPERATURE & WATER QUALITY MEASUREMENTS Pursuant to the RFQ WWC will start measuring and monitoring of the Jefferson Slough ' immediately following the notice to proceed and kickoff meeting to collect early fall measurements. Due to the timeframe restraints of the study, it will be important to gather flow, temperature (air and water) and water quality information in the early, middle and late fall stages to ensure a realistic sampling of the study area when temperatures and water quality are anticipated to be at their highest levels. Following these sampling events, WWC personnel will collect measurements throughout the winter when conditions allow, followed by spring ' monitoring and summer monitoring to obtain a full year of sampling events.The measurements and samples will all be taken at the same locations within the study area that will be utilized for the setup and installation of the long-term gauging station network. This data will also provide ' an entire season of inflows to the Jefferson Slough from all of the major sources including the Slaughterhouse Slough diversion, Jefferson Slough diversion, Pipestone Creek, Whitetail Creek and other sources as necessary. TASK S. SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION ANALYSIS This task of the project will entail the sampling and analysis of bed and bank samples along the Jefferson Slough, Pipestone Creek, Whitetail Creek and Sheep Creek. This task will likely be done concurrently with Task 02 (Rosgen Assessment). The first phase of the sediment accumulation analysis will be to utilize a probe or hand auger to determine the depth of fine ' grained sediments at defined intervals (multiple) throughout the Jefferson Slough study area. These points will be surveyed with survey grade GPS units to accurately identify each sampling point and its respective elevation. This will allow a very accurate sediment volume within the Jefferson Slough Hydrologic& Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 12 Innovation TECHNICAL Quality APPROACH ' Value Jefferson Slough to be calculated. It is anticipated that a constant grid pattern or a cross section approach will be utilized to collect this information 1 The second phase of the sediment accumulation analysis will be to determine the physical characteristics of the sediments in an attempt to clarify where the primary sources of sediment are coming from. This will include sampling within Jefferson Slough, Pipestone Creek, ' Whitetail Creek and Sheep Creek to provide source and destination samples for comparison. The proposed sediment sampling procedure is to identify 10 to 20 wadeable depositional zones containing fine-grained particulate matter at each site and to estimate the areal extent of each t zone. The goal is to select depositional zones that represent left bank, right bank, center channel, and different depths of water. This will ensure that the sediment samples represent patterns from various flow events and sources within the study area. It is anticipated that this procedure 1 can be accomplished with a standard hand-held coring sampler (such as a Guillotine) or other equipment such as suspended core sampler if the site is not wadeable. The procedures for sampling will follow USGS criteria. The samples will be analyzed for particle size and other parameters as determined within the scoping kickoff meeting or other field investigations. TASK 6: HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC EVALUATION ' Once the initial field sampling and measurements are complete, WWC will proceed with a hydrologic and hydraulic evaluation of the Jefferson Slough system. It is important to note that this is a very complicated hydrologic system. The Jefferson Slough is initially fed by a diversion ' from Slaughterhouse Slough approximately 11 miles upstream from its confluence with the Boulder River. As stated in the RFP, the hydrology of the slough is complicated by natural flow contributions from Pipestone Creek, Whitetail Creek and various ephemeral drainages ' including Sheep Draw. There are multiple irrigation diversions and flow return locations along the entire length of the slough. This information will be quantified through standard hydrologic modeling techniques in conjunction with field measurements to correlate the irrigation ' diversion flows and elevations to allow the development of an accurate predictive model. The drainage areas for both Whitetail Creek and Pipestone Creek are substantial, driving a large contributing drainage area to Jefferson Slough. The hydraulic model will be utilized to t determine the maximum capacity of the Slaughterhouse Slough and Jefferson Slough diversions, as well as the effects of hydrologic activities from Pipestone Creek and Whitetail Creek. It is anticipated the hydrologic model will be developed using HEC-HMS, HydroCAD or SEDCAD. The hydraulic model will be developed using HEC-RAS. These models are all industry standard models and are all widely accepted. ' TASK 7: IDENTIFY FUTURE PROBLEM AREAS One of the final tasks in this project will be to evaluate all of the field measurements and sampling analysis, geomorphology assessment, hydrology and hydraulics assessments, survey data and other factors to identify potential problem areas for sediment transport, channel capacity, stream flow volume, temperature and EWM. All of these factors with exception to EWM will fall directly out of the field work and analyses that will be performed in other tasks. ' However, the EWM infestation will require extensive communication and coordination with experts such as Dr.John Madsen and Celestine Duncan to determine how the previously stated impacts will affect EWM growth and development. The information gained from these experts 1 will be utilized in modeling and statistical analyses in an attempt to predict the probability of Jefferson Slough Hydrologic& Geomorphic Study Proposal ^WWC ENGINEERING 13 ' Innovation Quality APPROACH ' Value ' expansion or new outbreaks of this aquatic invasive species based on existing and future conditions within the Jefferson Slough. ' TASK H: LONG-TERM FLOW GAGING STATION INSTALLATION WWC personnel will work with County personnel to set up an accurate stream gaging network for the Jefferson Slough system. ' It will be important to assess the slough and the appropriate locations where stream gaging is necessary in order to determine the correct type of gage setup at each location. A standard ' stilling well and shelter (see adjacent diagram courtesy of the Fl� USGS) that tracks water levels at the gage location and converts water level to flow may be appropriate, or other types of measuring devices such as ultrasonic flow meters or acoustic type velocity flow meters may be used in conjunction with water level measurements where a control section is not available or where the velocity is difficult to obtain. It is anticipated that Schematic of a stilling well and long-term gaging stations will be set up on Pipestone Creek, shelter at a strewn-gaging station Whitetail Creek and at several locations along the Jefferson ' Slough. WWC will need to evaluate existing, if any, water measurement instrumentation equipment that are in place at the slough diversions to determine if additional gaging stations are necessary. In any event, WWC will work with the County and other appropriate personnel ' to setup and install an accurate and low maintenance stream gaging network. TASK 9: DEVELOP FINAL REPORT ' Once the field measurements and data have been collected, the hydrologic and hydraulic analyses are completed, the field data has been analyzed, and the long-term stream gaging network is in place and operational, WWC will prepare a final report. The final report will ' detail a background of the project and history; provide a detailed explanation of the existing hydrologic regime of the Jefferson Slough system; provide a detailed analysis of the field work, sampling methods and laboratory analyses; present the process and findings of the Rosgen ' classification; present the findings of the hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; present the findings of the identified potential problems areas with respect to sediment transport, channel capacity, stream flow volume, temperature and EWM; present the interim flow, temperature and water quality measurements; and present a long-term monitoring plan with specific information on the design, setup and operation of the long-term stream gaging network. The final report will also document the impacts from the altered flow regime, sediment transport, ' aquatic habitat/resources degradation and infestation from the EWM and their respective cause/effect relationships. It is anticipated that WWC will present the findings of the report to the working group and the public. It is not our intent to provide a final report to the County or ' the working group that presents any surprises. We will work closely with the County and the stakeholders throughout the project to provide portions of the final report as the project progresses to ensure County and stakeholder buy in early and often throughout the process. ' Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal '° WWC ENGINEERING ' 14 Innovation CURRENT WORK ACTIVITIES & ANTICIPATED Quality AVAILABILITYi, SCHEDULE & BUDGET MANAGEMENT Value ALTERNATE TASK 10. DEVELOP CONCEPTUAL DESIGN ALTERNATIVES Once the final report has been compiled, the County may elect to extend the contract for development of conceptual alternatives. WWC will evaluate the results of the study to determine what improvements may provide a significant benefit to sediment transport, channel capacity, stream flow volume, temperature and the EWM infestation within the Jefferson Slough. It is anticipated that a series of concepts would be discussed with the stakeholders to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of each concept. This will be an opportunity for the County and stakeholders to give valuable input into the proposed conceptual design. It also ' gives WWC an opportunity to gather more information and further the discussions on mitigation strategies. At the end of this process, the goal will be to narrow the alternatives down to 3 options for further consideration. The conceptual design submittal would equate to ' roughly a 30% design completion where enough design work will be completed where the County and stakeholders can visualize the proposed restoration methodology and placement of the proposed mitigation measures. WWC will develop draft plans intended to take the project through the 301/6 "conceptual" design milestone that will be submitted to the County and stakeholders for review and comment. This review will enable the County to visualize the extent of the restoration measures for each site. Upon receiving comments, WWC will prepare final conceptual plans for the County. CURRENT WORK ACTIVITIES &ANTICIPATED AVAILABILITY ' WWC has company-wide resources of over 80 full-time employees P� The WWC (including support staff) distributed among five offices. The Helena office project team has the following existing workload of major projects: hasthe capability and •Town of Culbertson Wastewater Improvements necessary ' •Fort Peck Tribes Irrigation Rehabilitation Projects resources to •Butte/Silver Bow Storm Water Evaluation&Assessment successfully •Broadwater County/City of Townsend/City of East complete ject Hs within elena/Culbertson Planning Services o constrained ' •Bainville Town Center Expansion Our contracts with Broadwater County, the City of East Helena, the City of Townsend, and the Town of Culbertson are ongoing, but work has slowed down and it is projected that only minimal resources will be required to satisfy the needs of these communities. Our work on the other projects listed above is being handled by personnel outside of those presented within this Proposal, or those personnel shown within this Proposal have only a supporting role. As the following table shows, our staff has available time to work on additional projects. WWC also has ongoing work with a number of other clients but we will commit resources as necessary to fulfill County obligations. Based on current local resources and projected workload, WWC could easily undertake and commit the resources necessary to assist the County with the Jefferson Slough Study. The following chart depicts our current and projected workload and manpower availability over the next twelve months. More time could be allocated, if necessary, beyond that timeframe if required. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic& Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING 15 Innovation' CURRENT WORK ACTIVITIES & ANTICIPATED Quality,, : BUDGET MANAGEMENT , Value ' Employee Management& Time Available for TimeCommitted Shawn Higley, P.E., P.H. 0°/ 20% 10° 40% Doyl Fritz, P.E. 202 20°/ 0° Scott Aspenlieder, P.E. 302 10 40% Robert Neihart, P.E. 10° 40% 200 0° Jake Ziska, P.L.S.,CFedS, E.I. 10°/ 0% 20% 0 Matt Selvig, E.l. 59 20°/ 0 50 Drew Pearson, P.E., L.S.I. 20°/ 0 5 Amber Frydenlund 30% 0 30�° SCHEDULE & BUDGET MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT WWC's project team fully understands the terminology "time is of the essence." At WWC, project schedules are more than mere targets or team is -d approximate dates. WWC's employees utilize a time integrated committ to providing the management approach that ensures our workforce understands how ' resources much time is needed to complete each task, when each task must be necessary to finished and what work needs to be performed to complete each task. ensure that the Utilizing this time integrated management approach, WWC projects are required project typically completed well ahead of schedule. deadlines will be The WWC team has sufficient staff to complete the proposed project within a short timeframe. Our vast experience in a variety of areas as shown in the previous sections will expedite the design and/or planning processes and provide the County with the best possible completed project. WWC is committed to working diligently for the County to assure that work is completed according to the County's schedule. WWC has demonstrated our ability to complete projects well within project time constraints even for aggressive or accelerated time schedules. BUDGET MANAGEMENT It is important on any project not only to meet deadlines but to also ' make sure that the project stays within budgetary constraints. The WWC !i'WWC strives to keep project staff is always looking for ways to save money and provide extra value costs down to our clients, because every dollar saved leads to client satisfaction and through ' contributes to their ability to fund future projects. WWC professionals efficiency and are very familiar with the funding constraints of projects and have the ability to repeatedly demonstrated the ability to develop innovative and cost- develop ' effective solutions. Using programs such as Microsoft Project® with innovative links to WWC's accounting software and close interaction with the L alternatives. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING ' 16 1 Innovation SCHEDULE & BUDGET MANAGEMENT,, PROJECT Quality SCHEDULE & SUMMARY ' Value 1 project workforce, project managers can carefully monitor the amount of time and money being spent on each successive task to ensure that work performed for the County is being performed efficiently and within budgetary constraints. WWC's goal on every project is to outperform the ' anticipated efficiency and not fully expend the project budget. WWC's schedule and budget management abilities have been displayed on numerous occasions for a wide variety of clients who have had both time and budget constraints. WWC has an excellent track record in performance for these projects as can be attested to by the following specific References to Project Schedule and Budget Management: ' • ADLC Parks &Trails Project-Reference: Connie Daniels (406)563-4010 • Bear Paw Agro-Energy Industrial Park-Reference: Pam Lemer(406)265-9226 • Creole Sky 2 Bainville Projects-Reference: Garth Harmon (406)480-1220 ' • BSB Storm Water Assessment-Reference: Trey Harbert(775)400-0839 • Horse Creek Coulee Dam Feasibility Study-Reference: Cal Frank(406)374-2451 ' PROJECT SCHEDULE WWC has provided the following project schedule: Activity Timeframe Task 1: Kickoff Meetin Site Visit September 2013 Task 2: Ros en Assessment September-November 2013 Task 3: Surveying&Mapping September 2013-July 2014 Task 4: Interim Flow,Temperature&Water September 2013-September 2014 ' Quality Measurements Task 5: Sediment Accumulation Analysis September 2013-July 2014 Task 6: Hydrologic&Hydraulic Evaluation November 2013-March 2014 Task 7: Identify Potential Problem Areas February 2014-August 2014 Task 8: Long-Term Gaging Station Installation August 2014-September 2014 Task 9: Develop Final Report August 2014-September 2014 Present Findings from Final Report October 2014 1 Submit Final Report October 2014 Prepare Conceptual Design Alternatives November 2014-December 2014 ' SUMMARY The WWC tea The WWC team stands ready to provide the highest quality stream bank ' stands ready to I stabilization services available. WWC is positioned to efficiently handle provide the i engineering and regulatory permitting for the proposed stream bank County with the stabilization improvements; has the project experience and personnel to ' highest quality provide the service expected from a top consultant; has local Montana stream residents to perform the work, has firm-wide resources of over 80 restoration services personnel to ensure project timelines are being met; and has a proven ' ...—available. track record on a wide array of related projects. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Jefferson County on this project. ' Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal ^WWC ENGINEERING ' 17 r , Innovation Quality RESUMES rValue r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r rJefferson Slough Hydrologic &Geomorphic Study Proposal ^^^WWC ENGINEERING r18 SHAWN T. HIGLEY, P.E., P.H. PRINCIPAL & HELENA BRANCH MANAGER REGISTRATIONS Shawn Higley has over 20 years of experience in transportation, environmental, water Professional Engineer resources, and municipal engineering. Mr. Higley also works in planning, water/wastewater design, land development, construction inspection, GPS surveying, Wyoming No.8527 and materials testing. He currently serves as the Helena Branch Manager. Some of Kansas No. 15731 the projects Mr. Higley has been involved with include highway design; geotechnical Idaho No. 10277 analysis; subdivision design and permitting; dam, check structure, and drop structure Utah No. 4975964 design; bridge scour analyses; natural gas water discharge/piping design, layout, Montana No. 15101 permitting and cradle-to-grave water handling; channel assessments; numerous ' North Dakota No. 7095 construction contract documents; composition of regulatory permit-to-mine New Mexico No. 20878 applications; hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; channel restoration design and Nevada No. 021736 reconstruction; GPS and conventional surveying; groundwater modeling and Professional Hydrologist: hydrogeologic investigation; AVF and wetland delineation/mitigation; as well as AIH No. 1505 serving as an expert witness on numerous court cases. NRCS Technical Service PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Provide Helena Branch Manager, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana. 2004-Present TSP#-03-2246 Civil/Water Resources Department Manager, WWC Engineering, Sheridan, Wyoming. 2000-2004 EDUCATION Staff Engineer, WWC Engineering, Sheridan,Wyoming. 1996-2000 M.S.,Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1996 Commissioner/Hydrographer, State of Wyoming, State Engineer's Office, Laramie, B.S.,Civil Engineering, Wyoming. 1995- 1996 University of Wyoming, 1993 Proiect Representative, TSP Two, Inc., Sheridan, Wyoming. 1992 and 1994 summer internships PROFESSIONAL Proiect Inspector,Wyoming Department of Transportation,Sheridan,Wyoming. 1989- MEMBERSHIPS 1991 and 1993 summer internships Wyoming Engineering Society PROJECT EXPERIENCE Association of Montana Transportation/Land Development Floodplain Managers Involved with the design of numerous DOT reconstruction projects including Montana Association of Clearmont North, the South Sheridan Avenue extension, Cody-Powell, Deaver Canal, Planners MT Highway 421, D4/D5 Culverts, Mosby East Culverts and Sheridan Main Street Montana Association of Dam Rehabilitation. and Canal Systems Performed numerous construction inspections and project supervisions for municipal Montana Water Resources roadways, state roadways, and airports including bridges, asphalt roadways, concrete Association roadways, urban design, streetscape enhancements as well as airport runway and SPECIALIZED TRAINING taxiways. Transient Pipeline Hydraulics Primary engineer in charge of the hydrology/hydraulics portion of numerous urban and rural highway projects. HEC-RAS Involved with successful partnership projects, the formation of special improvement HEC-HMS districts (SID) for local project funding, and municipal infrastructure/enhancement WMS planning. MODFLOW/GW Vistas GPS surveying for aerial target locations, control surveys, construction surveying (right-of-way, slope staking, blue-topping, etc), topographic surveys, hydraulics Certified MSHA analyses (stream cross sections and profiles, floodplain delineation) and subdivision Impoundment Inspector plats. Water Specialized Training- Involved with the successful completion of numerous land development (subdivision) USDA Conservation Planning projects at both the city and county level. Mr. Higley has served as the lead principal- PEC SafeLand &TRAP Basic in-charge of the following partial list of land development projects over the past five Safety Awareness years: Mountain View Meadows (4,000 units, Helena);Stallion Ridge Ranch (87 Lots, Orientation "��^ Shawn T.Higley,RE,P.H.-Page I V V Y VCENGINEER[NG SHAWN T. HIGLEY, P.E., P.H. PRINCIPAL & HELENA BRANCH MANAGER PRESENTATIONS AND Lewis & Clark County); Overlook Point (-100 units, Helena); Montana Agro-Energy I PUBLICATIONS Industrial Park (9 industrial lots, Havre); Red Fox Meadows Subdivision (-1,000 units, Lewis&Clark County); Northview(70 lots, Lewis&Clark County); and numerous small Numerical Simulations and major (<50 lots) and minor subdivision. Mr. Higley also serves as Broadwater County Groundwater Storage Planner and has reviewed over 80 subdivisions for compliance with Montana Law and Relationships with the Broadwater County Subdivision Regulations Muddy Creek Aquifer System, 1993 Environmental PLANNING SERVICES Technical lead for various sections of numerous NEPA compliance documents (Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments) working as a Broadwater County Contract third-party contractor for various federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Planning Services Management. City of Townsend Zoning, Assisted in the preparation of Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments for Annexation and Planning various commercial, industrial and agricultural properties. Contract Services City of East Helena Zoning Municipal(Water.Wastewater.and Stormwater Services) Administration Contract Mr. Higley has been the lead designer or project manager on a wide variety of water, Services wastewater, and stormwater projects throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Water projects include groundwater supply and disinfection, water availability studies, Ravalli County Contract surface water intake and treatment processes, water distribution system modeling& Planning Services design, conventional treatment processes, ion-exchange treatment, reverse-osmosis ' treatment,filtration treatment, and water conservation practices& management. Wastewater projects include design of lagoon systems, Advantex systems, Eliminite Systems,Santec systems, conventional treatment systems, gravity collection systems, lift stations,force mains and step systems. Stormwater project design includes conventional curb & gutter and inlet systems, infiltration galleries, detention/retention ponds, routing structures, hydrologic assessments for pre-and post development conditions and hydraulic modeling. Hydrology, tUraulics and Water Resources Performed numerous hydrology and sedimentology watershed analyses; designed, optimized and permitted numerous sediment and flood control structures; performed numerous hydraulic designs and assessments of existing and proposed spillway structures and bridges, including a large US Army Corps of Engineers weir structure near Seneca, Kansas; performed numerous reservoir routing procedures and reservoir operations studies; evaluation of numerous existing and proposed bridge structures using both HEC-2 and HEC-RAS analysis tools. ' Coal bed natural gas cradle-to-grave water handling for numerous clients including preparation of planning and feasibility & APD mapping, water management plans, NPDES permit applications, SWPPP permit applications, water discharge assessment impacts, road design, well pad design and wetlands permitting. Design, permitting, and construction supervision of numerous safety-of-dam reservoirs ranging from 20 to 100 feet in height and 20 to 3,000 acre-feet capacity. Wetland delineation and mitigation for a number of transportation, mining and CBNG related projects. Design of a 240-ton haul truck& dragline road, low water crossing and coal conveyor ' bridge crossing of a perennial stream that included hydrologic, hydraulic, geotechnical,structural and transportation considerations. Design, permitting and construction of several large water transfer pipeline projects for irrigation and industrial applications. ' "*'�^ Shawn T.Higley,P.E.,P.H.-Page 2 V V YYCENGINEERING SHAWN T. HIGLEY, P.E., P.H. PRINCIPAL & HELENA BRANCH MANAGER Groundwater ' Developed numerous complex three-dimensional groundwater models using the USGS MODFLOW computer program that incorporate surface/groundwater interaction and multilayer development. Models have undergone extensive peer review through ' the calibration,verification,simulation and prediction phases. Design of a 3,000 acre-foot off-channel reservoir with inflow and outflow consisting of French drains composed of benefacted alluvial material. Design and analyses of pump well dewatering systems and determination of groundwater supply and yield analysis. ' Performed extensive hydrogeologic investigations as well as alluvial valley floor (AVF) and wetland delineations/mitigations. I rrigation ' Oversaw and provided QA/QC for a problem and needs assessment of an 800-acre irrigation project. Reviewed a Preliminary Engineering Report to be used in negotiations with multiple agencies, including MDT, MRL, and County to make improvements. Assisted in grant writing to secure funding for improvement projects identified in the PER. Project manager and lead design engineer for the design and permitting of the Deadman's Basin Terminal Outlet Structure Replacement. Design included a toe berm to alleviate uplift pressures, filter diaphragm, outlet conduit extension, conduit filter, and terminal outlet structure replacement. ' Assisted numerous ranch operations in Wyoming with the design of on farm improvements including diversion structures, headgates, measuring devices, check structures, flumes, siphons, turnouts, ditch lining, piping systems, pump systems, regulatory permitting, and water rights. ' Lead design engineer for multiple siphon projects including the design of a 6-foot diameter, 550-foot long siphon capable of handling in excess of 250 cfs; a 6-foot diameter, 1006 foot long siphon capable of handling in excess of 200 cfs; and ' numerous small diameter siphons for a myriad of flows, lengths, and uses. Designed multiple irrigation pivots as part of EQIP on-farm improvement projects. Projects included sizing pump, designing sprinkler irrigation systems, and ' implementing water control structures in irrigation delivery canals. Grant Funding and Assistance ' Selected by the DNRC to be part of a Renewable Resource Grant and Loan review panel. Was tasked with reviewing and ranking grant and loan applications for the 2008 and 2010 RRGL funding cycles. ' Reviewed and provided QA/QC for numerous PER and RRGL grant applications for irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation. WWC has received funding for 11 applications over the past two funding cycles and has prepared the top ranked water resource ' application in each of the past two funding cycles. Reviewed and provided QA/QC for a PER for grant applications for Hill County for the Montana Agro-Energy Industrial Park. ' Prepared successful grant applications to the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Recreational Trails Program and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Reclamation and Development Grants Program for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. ' "�t^ Shawn T.Higley,P.E.,P.H.-Page 3 VVWLLiNGINEERING DOYL M. FRITZ, P.E. ' SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR REGISTRATIONS Doyl M. Fritz has over 40 years' professional experience in civil engineering, hydrologic ' Professional Engineer investigations, hydraulic design, water rights, water supply and wastewater disposal studies, and surface mine permitting and regulation. Mr. Fritz has broad experience managing a Wyoming No. 1467 variety of civil and environmental engineering projects. He co-founded WWC and has helped Colorado No. 11589 the firm grow into one of Wyoming's largest consulting engineering firms. He is past president ' of American Council of Engineering Companies of Wyoming, former National Director of American Council of Engineering Companies, and past president of Wyoming Section EDUCATION American Society of Civil Engineers. M.S.,Civil Engineering,Arizona State University. 1969 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ' Senior Technical Advisor,WWC Engineering, Sheridan,Wyoming. 2011-Present B.S.,Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming. 1968 Principal, WWC Engineering,Sheridan,Wyoming. 1980-2011 1 PROFESSIONAL Principal, Hydrology Associates, Inc..Sheridan,Wyoming.1978-1980 MEMBERSHIPS District Engineer for Northeastern Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division,Sheridan, Wyoming. 1976-1978 National Advisory Board,College ' of Engineering and Applied Consulting Engineer, HKM Engineers, Billings, Montana. 1973-1976 Sciences,University of Water Resource Engineer, Wyoming State Engineer's Office, Water Planning Program, Wyoming,2008-2012 term, Cheyenne,Wyoming. 1970-1973. Chairman,2010-2012 Research Engineer,International Plastics, Inc.,Tempe,Arizona.Summer 1969 Life Member,American Society of Civil Engineers. PROJECT EXPERIENCE Expert witness in trials and administrative hearings on matters dealing with water rights, ' HONORS AND AWARDS engineering design, hydraulic structures for roads and railroads, mineral disputes, Wyoming Chapter of Tau Beta environmental and hydrologic impacts,and regulatory enforcement actions. Pi,Wyoming Eminent Engineer. Prepared and defended in administrative hearings various petitions to the Wyoming Board of ' 2001 Control to change use, place of use, point of diversion and means of conveyance for water 3-time recipient of Wyoming rights,including redescription of territorial blanket appropriations. Mining Association Professional Design engineer on twenty major earthfill dams. of the Year. ' Calculated state allocations of unappropriated and developable water under the terms of the Partner in Environmental Yellowstone River Compact for the Tongue and Powder Rivers. Mapped irrigated lands in Excellence,Jacobs Ranch Mine. Wyoming's portion of these basins and estimated consumptive uses of water. SPECIALIZED TRAINING Primary author of numerous NEPA compliance documents (Environmental Impact NRCS Certified Technical Statements and Environmental Assessments) working as a third-party contractor for various Service Provider federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management and the Interstate Commerce Commission. ' Partnering in Construction Loss Prevention Training Designed hydrologic control structures for surface mines, including flood control dams, sediment control facilities, aquifer dewatering systems, and post-reclamation drainage PRESENTATIONS AND systems. ' PUBLICATIONS Project manager for design of mine plans and reclamation plans for numerous major surface "Environmental Data coal mines in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana. Management",Society of Primary author of a report for U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment on hydrologic ' Mining Engineers, Phoenix, evaluation and reclamation technologies for western surface coal mining. Arizona. "Probable Hydrologic Principal in charge of road design projects for state,county,and private clients. Consequences"and "Hydrologic Principal engineer for hydrology, hydraulics,scour analyses and structure selection reports for ' Reclamation",OSM Interactive new bridges and bridge replacements. Forum on Bond Release. Principal investigator on Alluvial Valley Floor investigations in the western U.S. and Australia, "Permitting Off-Drainage including studies to quantify presence and extent of AVFs, identify hydrologic functions, and ' Reservoirs",Strategic Research prepare plans and designs for the protection and restoration of essential hydrologic functions Institute Seminar on CBM Water Prepared numerous water management plans and discharge permit applications for coal bed Management Strategies. natural gas operations. Doyl M.Fritz,P.E.-Page I WW �.L N G I NEERI N ' SCOTT A. ASPENLIEDER, P.E. ' CULBERTSON OFFICE MANAGER REGISTRATIONS Scott Aspenlieder is a Civil Engineer with over seven years experience in the ' Professional Engineer Civil/Water Resources field. Scott has a strong background in design and implementation of municipal and irrigation systems. He is currently working on Montana No. 17310 irrigation rehabilitation projects; overseeing and managing of development projects; ' EDUCATION providing grant and construction administration on a range of projects; and is B.S., Bio-Resource authoring permits in association with natural resource development projects. Engineering, Montana State PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ' University, 2005 Protect Manager, WWC Engineering, Helena &Culbertson, Montana. 2006- Present APPOINTMENTS Engineering Intern, Kadrmas, Lee&Jackson,Williston, North Dakota.Summer 2005 Montana Environmental Engineering Intern, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wolf Point, Montana. Summers 2003 - Quality Council 2013-2015 2004 (DEQ, DNRC, &FWP Engineering Intern, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Culbertson, Montana. Oversight) Summer 2002 ' PROFESSIONAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE MEMBERSHIPS Policy and Planning ' Montana Water Resources Assisting the Fort Peck Tribes in the development of an Agricultural Resource Association Management Plan (ARMP) to manage and improve over 2 million acres of Tribal and Montana Association of Dam Trust Lands within the reservation. The ARMP addresses everything from water rights ' and Canal Systems to range lands to croplands providing management strategies to improve Tribal Montana Petroleum resources and maximize production. The ARMP also includes a complete revision of Association the Land Use Policy for the Fort Peck Tribes. ' Montana Contractors Acting as the City Planner and Engineer for the Town of Culbertson. The Town is Association currently seeing rapid growth and expansion due to oil activity in the area. Assisted the Town with development of a Growth Policy, Capital Improvements Plan, and new BOARD MEMBERSHIP development of ordinances to guide development in the future. This includes not only Ten Mile-Pleasant Valley assisting with Policy Development but reviewing and providing recommendations on Sewer District President all development and subdivision applications. Irrigation ' Performed a problem and needs assessment of a 20,000-acre irrigation project, which was presented to members of the U.S. Congress, Tribal Authorities, and Regional BIA Officials. Authored and presented grant applications to multiple state ' agencies, including the DNRC, Montana Association of Conservation Districts, and Montana State Legislature, for irrigation improvement projects totaling more than $2.5 million. ' Performed inspections, evaluations, design, funding assistance and construction administration on major modifications to two large pump stations on the Missouri River and one on the Yellowstone River. The projects involved noting the existing ' condition of the stations; developing rehabilitation replacement alternatives; generating cost estimates; developing phased rehabilitation plans; assisting with project funding; and construction inspection. River mechanics, large vertical turbine ' pump hydraulics,and structural analyses were major components of the projects. Developed canal rehabilitation designs for stretches of main delivery canals on the in eastern and western Montana. Canal rehabilitation designs were implemented in ' areas of severe water loss and canal inefficiencies to minimize water loss and to protect adjacent property owners from water caused damages. Designed both open-channel and pressurized lateral conveyance systems for large ' irrigation systems. Assisted in land leveling projects for the improvement of on-farm irrigation systems. ' �"^ Scott A Aspenlieder,P.E-Page I VV VVCENGINEERING 1 SCOTT A. ASPENLIEDER, P.E. ■ CULBERTSON OFFICE MANAGER ■ Designed multiple irrigation pivots as part of EQIP on-farm improvement projects. Projects included sizing pump, designing sprinkler irrigation systems, and implementing water control structures in irrigation delivery canals. Grant Funding and Assistance Selected by the DNRC to be part of a Renewable Resource Grant and Loan review panel. Was tasked with reviewing and ranking grant and loan applications for the 2008, 2010,and 2012 RRGL funding cycles. Successfully authored a number of Planning Grant Applications for municipalities, counties, conservation districts, and irrigation districts. This included assisting organizations with finding funding resources which best matched their projects. Funding agencies used included the DNRC, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, USDA, FEMA, and NRCS. Authored and managed seven RRGL grant applications for irrigation districts across Montana for irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation projects. Five of these applications ranked in the top 50 out of 97 applications submitted and all are recommended for funding. Hydrology and Hydraulics Performed numerous hydrologic watershed analyses; performed numerous hydraulic analyses on existing and proposed spillway structures; designed and permitted reservoirs in the Powder River Basin. Coal bed methane water handling for clients including authoring numerous water management plans, and NPDES permit applications. Designed a 50-well water collection system; providing pipe sizing, pump sizing, and valve placement to effectively and efficiently manage pressures at wellheads and various points of interest throughout the system. Performed a hydraulic analysis for a 7-mile stretch of Wild Horse Creek. This included survey data analysis; HEC-RAS analysis of the existing channel; design of channel rehabilitation; and design of replacement spreader dikes for floodplain irrigation. Land Development Managing multiple commercial, industrial, and residential developments in the Bakken region. These developments included large industrial facilities such as process treatment; commercial developments with hotels, retail, and restaurant; and residential development. Tasks include local and state permitting, annexation, site design, municipal services modification,and inspection. Involved in land development projects as the sanitary sewer and storm water management systems designer. This includes water supply and distribution system modeling, sanitary sewer collection routing and design, culvert sizing and placement, and storm water inlet placement and collection system routing. Involved in subdivision permitting, including City and County submittal packages, SWPPP Applications, and DEQ packages. Performed construction administration as well as construction ' inspection duties for the largest subdivision to be annexed into the City of Helena. Industrial Served as the Project Manager for a six-lot industrial subdivision located near Havre, Montana. A Feasibility Study, develoment plans, Preliminary Engineering Report, and Preliminary Plat Submittal were all completed for the site. The project also included the preliminary design and BNSF review of over one-mile of rail spur to service the industrial park. V Scott A Aspenlieder,P.E.-Page 2 V Y VCENGINEERING I JAKE ZISKA, P.L.S., CFEDS, E.I. PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR/ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER REGISTRATIONS Jake Ziska is a Land Surveyor/Civil Engineer with over twelve years of experience. ' Professional Land Surveyor Jake has a diverse background in various aspects of land surveying as well as hydrology, hydraulics, and construction inspection. Mr. Ziska has worked with Montana No. 18636 AutoCAD and MicroStationTM and is experienced in the use of both conventional and Nevada P.L.S No, 021979 GPS survey equipment. North Dakota No. LS-7390 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Certified Federal Surveyor Professional Land Surveyor and Associate Civil Engineer, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana. 2008- Present CFedS #1513 Engineer Tech, Survey Crew Chief. and Construction Inspector, C&H Engineering and Engineer Intern Surveying, inc., Bozeman, Montana, 2000-2007 Montana No. 18639 PROJECT EXPERIENCE ACI Concrete Field Testing Land Surve in Technician-Level 1 Completed a boundary survey for DNRC on the Ackley Reservoir. Survey included Certificate ID#01179917 retracing the original 1875 GILD survey notes, MDT Highway R/W construction plans, OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER and six existing deed descriptions. Monumented all property corners with rebar, caps, Training and Certification and steel fence posts. Filed corner records and Certificate of Survey. Certificate #B030212-28 Completed a boundary survey for DNRC on the Nilan Reservoir, situated on four sections of land. Established portions of the boundary by retracing the original 1871 Montana Mine Saferi Health GLO survey and 23 separate existing deed descriptions. Assisted with resolution of Administration Training, conflicts with adjoining landowners regarding adjoining deeds and closure errors MSHA#8157 present in previous deeds. EDUCATION Performed boundary retracements and section subdivisions for oil and gas well plats B.S., Civil Engineering, in Montana and North Dakota. Montana State University, Performed boundary, topographic, and ALTA surveys, construction staking, and 2008 as-builts, using both conventional and GPS survey equipment. Associate of Science, Contracted by Broadwater County to act as examining land surveyor from 2008- Northwest Community present. Reviewed surveys for errors and omissions, checked use of exemptions, and College. coordinated reviews with county staff and private surveyors. PROFESSIONAL Construction Inspection MEMEBERSHIPS Performed nuclear compaction testing, pressure testing, and bacteriological testing Montana Association of on subdivision infrastructure, as well as daily site inspections. Registered Land Surveyors Civil Engineering HONORS AND AWARDS Completed site grading and drainage plans, storm water system designs, and plans Northwest College Student for preliminary plat review. Ambassador Coordinated construction staking,site inspections,and meetings for several projects. SPECIALIZED TRAINING Utilized Autodesk Land Desktop to create construction plans. PEC Safel-and &TRAP Basic Safety Awareness Provided engineer's estimates and quantity takeoffs for architects and contractors. Orientation Construction Surveying Performed topographic surveys for the design, permitting, and construction of oil and gas well sites in Montana and North Dakota. Also completed construction staking, layout,and as-builts of improvements on these sites. Performed construction staking and layout of sidewalks and bike paths for residential and commercial development between East Helena and the City of Helena. Conducted topographic survey and as-built of site features for proposed and upgraded trails in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. �^ Jake Ziska,P.LS.,CFedS,E.I.-Page ^�CGNGINEHRING ' ROBERT D. NEIHART, P.E. PROJECT MANAGER REGISTRATIONS Robert Neihart is a Civil Engineer with over seven years of Civil/Water Resources Professional Engineer experience. Mr. Neihart has a strong background in hydrology/hydraulics, design of dams, surveying, irrigation rehabilitation projects, channel restoration projects, and Montana No. 20190 grant writing. He is currently working on several irrigation projects for different ACI Concrete Field Testing irrigation districts and earthen dam reclamation plans for coal bed natural gas clients. Technician-Grade 1 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Certification I13#01179915 Project Manager, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana, 2011-Present EDUCATION Civil Engineer, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana. 2007-2011 B.S., Civil Engineering, Engineering Intern, WWC Engineering,Sheridan,Wyoming.Summers 2004-2006 University of Wyoming, 2007 ' PROFESSIONAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE Hydrology. Hydraulics,and Water Resources MEMBERSHIPS Performed numerous hydrologic watershed analyses; performed numerous hydraulic ' Montana Association of Dam analyses on existing and proposed spillway structures; designed and permitted and Canal Systems reservoirs in the Powder River Basin. Coal bed methane water handling for clients Montana Water Resources including authoring numerous water management plans and NPDES permit ' Association applications. SPECIALIZED TRAINING Performed channel assessment of 10+ miles of stream in the Powder River Basin. MDT 32-Hour Introduction to Duties involved all field work, co-authoring assessment report, analyzed current ' GeoPak Training hydraulic capacity and channel obstructions, and recommendation of restoration measures. Advanced Storm Water Management during Preparation of Wyoming Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WYPDES ) permit 1 Construction renewal and modification applications and Water Management Plans for various coal bed natural gas (CBNG) water discharge treatment facilities. Preparation of PEC SafeLand &TRAP Basic applications involved data gathering and report compilation according to demanding Safety Awareness WY DEQ guidelines. Orientation Involved as lead designer on channel restoration project. Duties involved the re- COURSEWORK design of the channel using GeoPak and analyzing hydraulic capacity with HEC-RAS. ' Civil Engineering Applications Performed a floodplain permit for a road stream crossing. This included design of in GIS stream crossing to comply with floodplain regulations. Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, NRCS, and local authorities were all involved in permitting. ' Co-designed water collection system for a 50 well coal bed methane project. Duties involved sizing pipes, sizing pumps, and placing valves to accommodate for desired water flow.System was designed using computer modeling program. ' Land Development Involved in land development projects as the sanitary sewer and storm water management system designer. This includes water supply and distribution system modeling, sanitary sewer collection routing and design, culvert sizing and placement, and storm water inlet placement and collection system routing. Involved in subdivision permitting, including City and County submittal packages, SWPPP Applications, DEQ packages. Performed construction administration as well as construction inspection duties for a large subdivision to be annexed into the City of Helena. Performed an evaluation of an existing subdivision storm water management system. Provided a redesign and rehabilitation alternatives to provide solutions to existing system. GIS Acted as lead GIS Operator while designing a 125 mile water pipeline sytem to transport CBNG discharge from the Powder River Basin to the Platte River Basin. �'^^ Robert D.Neihart,RE-Page I yy VVLENGING8121NG 1 ROBERT D. NEIHART, P.E. 1 PROJECT MANAGER GIS was used to choose the most economical route by analyzing length, topography, existing utility easements, public/private land access, and historical artifact sites. Spatial analysis, network analysis, digital raster data processing, and georeferencing were all GIS tools that were used in the analysis. Involved as lead GIS Operator for a countywide project. Duties include the mapping of county roads and the inventory of entire county infrastructure. Acted as lead GIS operator for a Tribal Agricultural Resource Management Plan ' (ARMP). Main duty included creating a geodatabase that stored all roads, noxious weeds, fences, soil types, cropland information, ownership information, and rangeland for an entire reservation. GIS data was researched or produced to 1 accommodate the client's specific needs. Irrigation Served as Project Manager for multiple canal lining projects. This included a hydraulic I analysis of the canals and development of a full construction bid package including designs, specifications, and bid documents. Also acted as the liaison between the owner and contractor while performing construction inspection. Served as Project Engineer for the inspection and evaluation of two permanent pump stations on the Missouri River for a 20,000-acre irrigation project. The project involved noting the existing condition of the pump stations; developing rehabilitation ' replacement alternatives;generating cost estimates; developing phased rehabilitation plans;and submitting separate Preliminary Engineering Reports for each station. Served as Project Manager for two Irrigation Infrastructure Assessment Projects. Projects included inventory, inspection, assessment, and GIS mapping of each canal, lateral, and structure. Authored an Irrigation Infrastructure Inventory and Assessment Report that included detailed cost estimates for rehabilitation or replacement of critical system components, prioritized irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation needs, and provided detailed mapping of the entire irrigation system. Environmental Lead design engineer for a wastewater treatment system upgrade located in Roosevelt County, MT. Duties involved design of aerated lagoons, authoring Preliminary Engineering Report Amendment and Project Manual, design of direct discharge to the Missouri River, and responsible for the overall cost estimate of the I project. Dams ' Designed plans for breaching and reclamation of eleven small to large earthen reservoirs to restore a natural channel grade in the ephemeral drainage. Design included hydrologic analysis of the upstream drainage area and hydraulic analysis of the restored channel. ' Grant Funding and Assistance Authored a PER and 2010 RRGL grant applications for the Pondera Conservation District, Fort Belknap Indian Community, and Clinton Irrigation District for irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation projects. The application and PER ranked 9th, 17th, and 31st out of 112 applications respectively, and were fully funded. Authored and managed four RRGL grant applications for irrigation districts in Montana for irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation projects.All four of these applications ranked in the top 60 out of 97 applications submitted and all were recommended for funding. Robert D.Neihart, P.E.- Page 2 4V CENGINLERING ' ROBERT D. NEIHART, P.E. I PROJECT MANAGER Industrial Served as Project Engineer for a six-lot industrial subdivision located near Havre, Montana. A Feasibility Study, development plans, Preliminary Engineering Report, Engineer's Cost Estimate, and Preliminary Plat submittal were all completed for the site. Survevin¢ Performed topographical surveys utilizing GPS for irrigation development projects. Performed construction staking using GPS for a large subdivision to be annexed into the City of Helena. Performed topographic and infrastructure survey using GPS and TotalStation on a major dam in southwest Montana. -'^ Robert D.Neihart,P.E.-Page 3 V V V VLGNGINCERING DARYL DREW PEARSON, P.E., L.S.I. ' ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER/SURVEYOR REGISTRATIONS Drew Pearson joined WWC Engineering in the spring of 2008. Mr. Pearson brings to Professional Engineer WWC over six years of experience in transportation design, land development, hydraulics, surveying, and is trained extensively in HEC-RAS, GeOPAK, and Montana No. 29105 MicroStation. Land Surveyor Intern PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Montana No. 20436 Associate Civil Engineer/Survevor, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana. Spring 2008 Montana Mine Safety Health - Present i Administration Trainin¢ Engineering Intern, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana. May 2007 - August 2007 MSHA#8157 Student Designer. Montana Department of Transportation/MSU Design Unit, EDUCATION Bozeman, Montana.April 2005 -April 2008 ' B.S., Civil Engineering, PROJECT EXPERIENCE Montana State University, 2008 Survevin PROFESSIONAL Performed construction staking for a Major Subdivision in Lewis and Clark County. Staking duties include curb, lot layout, road centerline, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, MEMBERSHIPS and water infrastructure, building envelopes,and as-built survey data. 1 Montana Association of Assisted with retracing legal descriptions and setting property corners and public land Registered Land Surveyors corners for section subdivisions for reservoir located in Lewis and Clark and Clark SPECIALIZED TRAINING County. HEC-RAS Involved with topographic and infrastructure survey for a dam modification project GeoPAK located in Madison County. Intended use for survey data was to calculate monthly pay quantities. MicroStation Assisted with retracing boundary and setting public land corners for section ADA Curb Ramp Design subdivisions for government land located in Powell County. Set intervisible line posts PEC SafeLand &TRAP Basic along retraced boundary. Also assisted with drafting corner records to be filed for Safety Awareness public corner records. Orientation Set property pins for residential development in Lewis and Clark County and for industrial subdivision located near Havre, Montana. ' Retraced boundary and set public land corners for section subdivisions for land in Divide County, North Dakota. From boundary retracement, calculated and staked oil well pad and well location.Assisted with drafting well plats and corner records. ' Performed topographic survey, staked wells pads and access roads, and set public land corners for section subdivisions for oil wells in Elko County, Nevada. Transportation Developed engineering plans for several multi-mile bike/pedestrian paths located in Beaverhead County, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, and Roosevelt County. Design elements included path horizontal and vertical alignments, conforming to ADA ' specifications, perpetuating existing drainage, generating proposed grading contours, creating striping and signing plans, calculating quantities, authoring technical specifications package and engineer's estimate. Primary design engineer for curb and gutter replacement project located in Butte, MT. Project responsibilities included retrofitting and replacing curb and gutter at dedicated locations while perpetuating drainage flows to the existing storm drain system and 1 picking survey points for local surveyor to stake. Involved with the design of a four lane arterial roadway that is a Montana Department of Transportation route that serves as the main entrance point for a major commercial ' and residential development in the Helena, MT area. Major design elements included road horizontal and vertical alignments to meet MDT and AASHTO design criteria,curb ' /��� Daryl Drew Pearson:P.E.,L.S.I. -Page I YV YVCENGlNEERING DARYL DREW PEARSON, P.E., L.S.I. ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEERISURVEYOR and gutter design, sidewalk and bike path design, urban intersection design, and traffic control design. Land Development Assisted on preliminary and final plat layout and infrastructure design for overall and individual phases for a major commercial and residential development in the Helena, MT area. Plat responsibilities included drafting lot layout, laying out easements, and reviewing legal description and lot closures. Infrastructure design duties ranged from ' road horizontal and vertical alignments, sanitary sewer collection and routing design, water networking design, assisting with storm sewer layout, and generating engineering plans for all infrastructure. Picked survey points, performed daily I construction inspections and created record drawings for said infrastructure. Primary support engineer for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Parks and Trails Master Plan. Project responsibilities included site visits, trail planning, review of trail design to ensure AASHTO and county requirements were met,connecting proposed trails with existing trail systems and working with ARCO guidelines for their ongoing remediation process. Involved with an industrial subdivision located near Havre, MT. Duties included road design, railroad spur design, assistance on preliminary plat, preliminary engineering report, grading and drainage report, drain field layout, storm water routing, and detention pond sizing. Hydrology and Hydraulics Lead designer for canal lining projects in Lewis & Clark County and Valley County. I Design included generating TIN from survey information, stripping existing canal profile and cross sections, grading and reshaping canal, calculating quantities and producing engineering plans. I Hydrology/hydraulics analysis for a stream restoration project in Campbell County, WY. Project involved a hydrologic analysis to determine peak flows for major and bankfull events, a HEC-RAS analysis to determine hydraulic flow characteristics, and design of a channel remediation to improve overall channel efficiency. Environmental Assisted with the design of hydrodynamic devices in the Butte area to improve water 1 quality of storm runoff. Design involved creating engineering plans and analyzing survey and hydraulic data. Lead design engineer for a wastewater treatment system upgrade located in Roosevelt County. Design included sizing aerated lagoons with a monthly water balance, calculating existing and projected wastewater flows,assisting with lift station design, designing a new force main, and designing a spray irrigation system. Created an overall engineering plan set and was the principal author of the design report and ' irrigation report. Performed survey of existing infrastructure, and collected soil and sludge samples. Agricultural Primary design engineer for center pivot and side-roll irrigation systems located in northern Montana. Elements of design included sizing water supply lines and pumps, generating Project Manuals and Operation and Maintenance Manuals, designing tintake structures,and generating engineering plans. Project manager and lead designer for agricultural secondary containment facility for SPCC plan. Design involved structural slab on-grade and foundation calculations, 1 footing bearing capacity, and tank flotation calculations. Deliverables included engineering plans,specifications,and design report. Daryl Drew Pearson:P.E.,L.S.I. -Page 2 YV VVLLNGINGERING MATTHEW SELVIG, E.I. ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER REGISTRATIONS Matthew Selvig joined WWC in 2011 as an engineer with Civil/Environmental Engineer Intern Engineering experience. Mr. Selvig is currently involved in several projects involving pond design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, mapping, and permitting applications. Montana No. 19403 While in college, Matt had an opportunity to work overseas in Norway to work on ' EDUCATION offshore drilling operations and subsurface soil investigations. In addition, Matt spent B.S., Civil Engineering, a summer as an intern with Nemont, a telecommunications company where he Montana State University, assisted with Right-of-Way procurement, mapping, ownership determination, and 2009 construction services. M.S., Civil Engineering, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Montana State University, 1 2011 Associate Civil Engineer, WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana. 2011 - present. SPECIALIZED TRAINING Research Assistant. Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. 2009-2011. Master of Science Engineering Intern, Nemont,Scobey, Montana.Summer 2009. I Coursework in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Eneineering_Intern, Helena Sand & Gravel Company, Helena, Montana. Summer 2008. PEC SafeLand &TRAP Basic 1 Safety Awareness PROJECT EXPERIENCE Orientation Storage Facilities ' Lead design engineer for a storage pond facility for oil and gas development. The project involves developing berm and pond dimensions that adhere to state requirements using GeoPAK Site. Required tasks for designing water supply and collection systems for the facility include sizing pumps, sizing pipes, and determining valve locations. Additional tasks include designing access roads, generating cost estimates, designing a multi-layered lining and leak detection system,and permitting. Hydrology and Hydraulics iPerformed hydrologic and hydraulic analysis to determine floodplain boundaries for a floodplain permit. The project involved a hydrologic analysis to determine peak flows ' for several storm events and a HEC-RAS analysis of the existing channel to determine inundation limits and recommended building elevations. Performed hydrologic and hydraulic bridge opening analysis for several bridges. Each ' project involved determining various peak flows for several storm events, developing a HEC-RAS model for the specific river reach that the bridge is located on, and determining a bridge opening and elevation that would allow adequate conveyance of peak flows. Land Development Lead engineer for the design of a multi-unit residential apartment complex located in t Helena, MT. Duties included drafting a preliminary engineering report, completing a grading and drainage report, designing a subsurface stormwater infiltration system, and performing water and sewer infrastructure design. ' Primary support engineer for the design of a truck stop and commercial subdivision located in Bainville, MT. The design included stormwater and drainage structures, water and sanitary sewer infrastructure, and highway and road design. Additional ' duties included drafting an engineering plan set and design report. Geotechnical Developed multiple hydrogeologic drilling work plans that adhere to government regulations for subsurface investigations. The work plans involved determining appropriate drilling locations, drilling methods, sampling techniques, groundwater monitoreno well installations-and monitoring and samnl'no qchPduli-_,;_ ' -'^ Matt Selvig,E.A.-Page I Y Y Y Y CHNG[NEEAING 1 MATTHEW SELVIG, E.I. ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER Performed research in college on effects of temperature and strain rate on geotechnical testing results. Tasks included working in a geotechnical testing lab and assisting with planning and analysis of numerous geotechnical investigations for offshore drilling operations while attending an internship in Norway. Irrigation Designed a livestock watering system as part of an EQUIP on-farm improvement project. The project involved sizing pumps, sizing pipelines, selecting valve types and ' locations to accommodate for desired water flow, and determining hydrant and stock tank locations. The system was modeled in WaterCAD to determine flow rates and pressures within the pipeline network. Designed multiple irrigation pivots as part of EQUIP on-farm improvement projects. Duties involved sizing pipelines, sizing pumps, designing handline and sprinkler irrigation systems,and designing concrete intake structures. Performed irrigation canal inventory inspections for several irrigation districts with the purpose of identifying leakage areas, damaged structures, and possible improvements. Information obtained from inspections was included in Preliminary Engineering Reports for each irrigation canal. I Environmental Primary support engineer for the design for a wastewater treatment system upgrade located in Roosevelt County, MT. Design included aerated lagoons, lift station, pump houses, and spray irrigation system. Performed structural analysis of concrete masonry unit pump houses and assisted with development of engineering plan set. Grant Funding and Assistance Authored PER and 2012 RRGL grant applications for the Fort Peck Irrigation Project and Toston Irrigation District for irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation projects. Elements included in the composition of the reports were hydraulic analysis using FlowMaster software along with economic cost/benefit analysis for various alternatives. 1 Matt Selvig,E.I.-Page 2 Y Y Y YCENGINEERING ' AMBER FRYDENLUND ' PERMIT COORDINATOR EDUCATION Amber Frydenlund is an administrative specialist who has over eight years of 1 B.S., Business Administration experience in permitting and coordination with regulatory agencies. Ms. Frydenlund (emphasis in International has been involved in many aspects of permitting including 404 permits and Business), University of applications, wetland delineation, storm water pollution and prevention, COE ' Montana, 2002 jurisdiction permits and land development permitting. Ms. Frydenlund has also been involved in Grant Writing, Grant Administration, Plans of Development, NEPA SPECIALIZED TRAINING documents, SPCC plans, and SWPPPs. Ms. Frydenlund's past experience has also led W2ASACT Funding her to have extensive training in several areas of funding including loans and grants. ' Plat and Subdivision Law PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MAP Conference Permit Coordinator,WWC Engineering, Helena, Montana.2005-Present Big Sky Big Sprawl Financial Services Representative, First Interstate Bank, Missoula, Montana. 2002 - Conference 2005 Grant Writing and PROJECT EXPERIENCE Administration Preparation of 404 permit applications to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for land development and transportation projects. Preparation of Spill Prevention Countermeasure Control Plans (SPCC) for mining activities in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations. Preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for various oil & gas, ' subdivision,and road projects. Experience in grant administration of RRGL construction grants and planning grants, CDBG grants,and Fish,Wildlife, and Parks Recreational Trails Program (RTP)grants. Assisted in the development of Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Applications. Assisted in the development of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks RTP grant application and a Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) application for Anaconda-Deer ' Lodge County and RTP grants for the Town of Culbertson and Beaverhead County. Preparation of numerous permit applications for land development projects including subdivision applications, DEQ joint applications, approach permits and various other 1 permit applications. Review of preliminary plat applications for subdivisions in Broadwater County, Ravalli County, and Town of Culbertson as part of the Planning Department. Review includes ' examination of application package for completeness, examination of the preliminary plat and supplements for sufficiency, write staff reports, attend planning board meetings and examine final plat submittals in accordance with the existing growth ' policy and subdivision regulations. Aided in the development of county subdivision regulations for Broadwater County utilizing information provided by the Montana Association of Counties,the Broadwater ' County Planning Department, Commissioners and the general public. Assisted in the development of an updated Growth Policy for the City of Townsend and the Town of Culbertson. Review of Zoning Applications for permit requests in the City of Townsend, the City of East Helena, and the Town of Culbertson. Review includes examination of applications, sketch and/or site plans, and supporting documentation per the adopted zoning regulations. Preparation of final plat submittals for Stallion Ridge Ranch, and various phases of Aspen Park at Mountain View Meadows and preliminary plat submittals for Red Fox ' Meadows and various phases of Aspen Park at Mountain View Meadows. -'^^ Amber Frydenlund-Page I VV VVCENGINEERING ' AMBER FRYDENLUND ' PERMIT COORDINATOR Preparation of environmental assessments and a number of NEPA documents for t various clients. Currently assisting in the administration of funds for the Culbertson Wastewater Project. Coordinate between funding agendcies that are involved in the project,which ' include SRF, RD, WRDA, DNRC and the Town of Culbertson. 1 t 1 Amber Frydenlund-Page 2 YV VV�ENGINEERING iInnovation Quality REFERENCES Project' Value ' Owner Address Phone Number Brown Thomas Meadow Ranch Collier Group Phil Buckley ' and Valley Ranch Bank 911 12'" Street (307)587-6275 Stabilization Projects Cody, WY 82414 pbuckley @pbaconsults.com Glen Lake Irrigation District Glen Lake Irrigation District Valens Goff 1 Assessment 592 Roe Road (406) 297-0821 Eureka, MT 59917 roeranch2000 @yahoo.com Utah Division of Wildlife Gully Erosion Control Resources Tony Wright 475 W. Price River Dr., Ste C (403) 636-0267 Price, UT 84501-2860 Marias River Bank Stabilization Liberty County Conservation Warren Kellogg ' Project District (406)437-3028 P.O. Box 669 warrenkellogg @q.com Chester, MT 59522 ' Yellowstone River Site Richland County Conservation Julie Goss, Administrator Assessments District (406)433-2103 2745 West Holly Street Julie.Goss @mt.nacdnet.net ' Sidney, MT 59270 2005-2006 DEQ Watershed Wyoming DEQ Jennifer Zygmunt, Natural Resource Surveys 122 West 251" Street Program Principal Herschler Building 4'" Floor (307) 777-6080 ' West Jennifer.Zygmunt @wyo.gov Cheyenne, WY 82002 Main Stem Assessments (Petro-Canada Resources) Alan Vrooman Black Hills Exploration & (303) 566-3356 Production Co. Alan,Vrooman @blackhiliscorp.com 1515 Wynkoop Street, Ste. 500 Denver, CO 80202 Laramie River Restoration City of Laramie Habitech, Inc. Project 410 E. Grand Ave., Suite 301 Lara Wesche Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 742-4902 South Big Horn River South Big Horn Conservation Janet Halsted Watershed Study District (307) 765-2483 I 408 Greybull Avenue Greybull, WY 82426 Wild Horse Creek Restoration Noble Energy, Inc. Sherri Robbins 1625 Broadway, Suite 2200 (303) 228-4265 Denver, CO 80202 srobbins @nobleenergyinc.com Wildcat Creek Watershed Study Yates Petroleum Tim Barber P.O. Box 2560 (307)685-8423 Gillette, WY 82717 Please note:Some of the projects contacts for project listed in the Relevant Projects and Experience table are currently unavailable or may be available upon request. Jefferson Slough Hydrologic & Geomorphic Study Proposal WWC ENGINEERING 19 }4r jn � ei r 3, } IV _ f 1' j'` 1 f � 9 .]� •77 ik � .. l � I tion �'' � VV VVCENGINEERING slue qf CIVIL/WATER RESOURCE ENGINEERING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • PUMPS AND PIPELINES O RECONNAISSANCE REPORTS • SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER MODELING D SURVEYS(RIGHT OF WAY, GROUND CONTROL, • EARTH DAM DESIGN AND REHABILITATION CONSTRUCTION) • WATER SUPPLY, TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION O BRIDGE HYDRAULICS, SCOUR ANALYSIS,STRUCTURE, • WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SELECTION • IRRIGATION SYSTEMS D DESIGN OF URBAN STREETS, RURAL ROADWAYS AND • GPS AND CONVENTIONAL SURVEYING INTERSTATE RECONSTRUCTION • CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN, PLANS AND O STREETSCAPE ENHANCEMENTS , SPECIFICATIONS O UTILITY REPLACEMENT • CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 0 DRAINAGE DESIGN • WATER RIGHTS O BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN PATHWAYS • COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING (CADD) D PARKING FACILITIES • STORMWATER MANAGEMENT - - D CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION O GEOTECHNICAL DRILLING AND SAMPLING i MINE SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ❑ MINING AND RECLAMATION DESIGN AND PERMITTING D ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND BEST D RESERVOIR AND DAM DESIGN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES O HAULROADS AND STREAM CROSSINGS D ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS AND REGULATORY O HYDROLOGIC CONTROL PLANS PERMITTING O ANNUAL REPORTS AND BOND CALCULATIONS D ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS -i D NEPA COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS D GEOMORPHOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS D 404 PERMITS D HYDROCARBON PRODUCT RECOVERY SYSTEM DESIGN D BASELINE STUDIES D HYDROLOGIC AND WATER QUALITY MONITORING • GPS AND CONVENTIONAL SURVEYING D HAZARDOUS AND NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE • DRILLING AND MONITORING SERVICES MANAGEMENT PLANNING • BLAST MONITORING AND REPORTING D SITE REMEDIATION PLANNING AND DESIGN • ABANDONED MINE LAND RECLAMATION D SOIL AND GROUNDWATER CLEANUP PLANS D RECLAIMED STREAM CHANNELS D UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS INVESTIGATION AND • ASSESSMENT OF PROBABLE HYDROLOGIC REMOVAL PLANS CONSEQUENCES D NEPA COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS " • AVF ASSESSMENTS D ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS D WETLAND DELINEATION AND MITIGATION D DRILLING 1275 MAPLE STREET SUITE F 611 SKYLINE ROAD 5810 E 2ND STREET,STE 200 HELENA,MT 59601 LARAMIE,WYOMING 82070 CASPER,WYOMING 82609 (406)443-3962 (307)742-0031 (307)473-2707 FAx:(406)449-0056 FAx:(307)721-2913 FAx:(307)237-0828 1849 TERRA AVENUE 110 BROADWAY AVENUE SHERIDAN,WYOMING 82801 CULBERTSON,MT 59718 (307)672-0761 (406)787-5574 FAx:(307)674-4265 FAx:(406)787-5574