Location: Seattle, WA
Owner: Seattle Public Utilities
OCI performed the Lower Taylor Creek analysis of alternatives for Seattle Public Utilities to improve fish passage, alleviate flooding, and stabilize the stream system. The project began with OCI leading a brainstorming session where OCI, Seattle Public Utilities, and Project Stakeholders identified alternatives and assessed the triple bottom line to identify alternatives for further analysis. Further analysis included conceptual design, cost estimates, channel hydrology and capacity, habitat restoration, fish passage design, stream and floodplain restoration, identifying sources of flooding, and improved sediment transport at the mouth. This project is the #1 Seattle Public Utilities fish passage barrier on the city-wide prioritized list. OCI completed the assessment and alternative analysis of this fast track project within a four month time period.
Service Details >>
- Fish Passage Analysis and Design
- Stream and Habitat Restoration
- Bioengineered Bank Stabilization
- Wetland Restoration
- Barrier Assessment
- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
- Alternatives Analysis
- Large Woody Debris (LWD) Design
- Environmental Permitting and Documentation
- Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control (TESC)
- Construction PS&E
- Construction Services
Matthew has 26 years of experience planning, analyzing, designing, and managing a wide variety of water resources related projects including levee assessments, flood protection, and floodplain studies, fish passage and culvert replacement projects, wetland mitigation and river restoration projects, stormwater, and various hydrologic and hydraulic basin studies. Matt has worked with federal, state, tribal staff, and local agencies to lead multidisciplinary teams for complex projects throughout Washington State.
Joined OCI: 2019
Education: MS, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University; BS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington
Licenses and Certificates: PE in Washington State, WSDOT Fish Passage and Stream Restoration Design Trained
Associations: ASCE, AWRA, SAME
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Matthew enjoys skiing, attending Seattle Sounders matches, watching the University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse, and having fun in the great PNW outdoors with family and friends.