Our expertise

We offer a full range of services in hydroinformatics, which is the integration of knowledge and understanding of water resources engineering to improve technical and business decision making. Ford Engineers has software developers on staff with expertise in the design, development, and deployment of custom hydraulic/hydrologic, environmental, and flood damage analysis software applications and water control data systems.

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

Early applications

We have a track record of successful application development—dating from the start of the firm. Ford Engineers has always used information technology to meet the needs of our clients in an efficient manner. Since the firm was established, Ford Engineers … 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

Aviso real-time decision support system

We developed a flexible flood forecasting and warning decision support system to meet our clients’ varying needs. We developed and deployed a customizable flood forecasting and automated threat recognition and threat visualization application to meet the site-specific needs of our … Read more

Development and enhancements of HEC-EFM

We developed a generalized software application to assess ecosystem response to flow regime. Ford Engineers collaborated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) to develop the Ecosystem Functions Model application HEC-EFM and has enhanced this application … Read more

Corps Water Management System (CWMS) 3.0 testing and user’s manual

Ford Engineers tested and wrote the user’s manual for the new version of the Corps Water Management System. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) developed a new version of the Corps Water Management System (CWMS), … Read more