William Norris (Bill)

Bill has 26 years of hydraulic engineering experience, specializing in hydraulic & hydrologic analyses, field engineering, wetland, and stream channel design. His experience with hydraulic modeling software facilitates the integration of design analysis with the restoration design process. Bill has used several 2D hydraulic modeling programs, including FESWMS, RMA2, Tuflow, Flow2D, and HEC-RAS. Bill has managed a number of projects in the Upper Columbia, including Methow M23R, Twisp River Floodplain, Eight Mile Creek Fish Passage, Wolf Creek Road, and provided log jam construction oversight at Fender Mill and Chewuch River Mile 13. Bill has constructed over 12 large wood structures in the Methow Basin over the last 5 years, including alcoves fed by groundwater sources. Bill has been developing constructed riffle and roughened channel designs since 1995. He currently is working on one constructed riffle design for the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and a roughened channel design for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Bill’s projects typically include survey, and development of conceptual alternatives, design reports, presentations to stakeholders, production of permit level design drawings, contract documents, construction observation, and monitoring.

Education and Training

  • MS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University (1993)
  • BS, Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management – Clarkson University (1989)