Our expertise

We excel at hydrologic analysis, including hydrologic analysis study design, precipitation analysis, runoff volume determination and infiltration modeling, surface runoff and storage analysis, streamflow and reservoir routing, complex watershed modeling, calibration and parameter estimation, hypothetical event development and analysis, period-of-record analysis and continuous simulation, evaluation of impact of changes, and real-time precipitation processing and watershed runoff forecasting.

Select projects

Development of hydrograph balancing and reporting tool (HyBART)

We developed a tool that efficiently queries flow-frequency information and produces design flood events. To accompany changes to physical features of Folsom Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Sacramento District (SPK) will develop a new Water Control Manual ... Read more

Information Processing and Synthesis Tool (IPAST)

We developed a custom tool to process a high volume of data and results for a system-wide hydrologic study. Ford Engineers was the principal contractor to the Sacramento District (SPK) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Central ... Read more

Accelerated CWMS deployment campaign

We were the lead contractor for a Corps Water Management System nationwide deployment. Management of CWMS nationwide deployment. Under the ARRA, the Corps accelerated implementation of its Corps Water Management System (CWMS) at 11 districts across the nation. CWMS is a ... Read more

Central Valley Hydrology Study

CVHS produced systemwide hydrology, which will be the basis for Central Valley studies for years to come. More than 1 million Californians live and work in the floodplains of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley where flood risks are among the highest ... Read more

Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

Ford Engineers is assessing flood risk reduction associated with Central Valley Flood Protection Plan alternatives. According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), more than 1 million Californians live and work in the floodplains of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley ... Read more