Ben Snyder, PE

Senior Water Resources Engineer


Ben Snyder is a versatile engineer and project manager with rich and varied experience in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, habitat restoration design, and project implementation. He has led restoration design efforts in California and Oregon, and has extensive experience in using multidimensional hydrodynamics, sediment transport modeling, water temperature modeling, and risk analyses to plan, design and implement habitat restoration projects. Ben greatly enjoys problem-solving, and generating maximum beneficial impact for his clients, stakeholders, and the environment.


Snyder, B., B. Bledsoe, L. MacDonald, and R. Mussetter (2005). Predicting Flow Resistance in Mountain Streams. Master’s Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2005.


Town of Hillsborough, Cherry Creek Daylighting, Hillsborough, California

Children’s Health Council School, Bank Stabilization, Palo Alto, California

Macerich/Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, Galindo Creek Restoration, Concord, California

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, Tidal Marsh Restoration, Corte Madera, California

Dry Creek Restoration Project, Sonoma County Water Agency, Healdsburg, California

Hoopa Valley Tribe, Trinity River Restoration Project, Lewiston, California

Hoopa Valley Tribe, Supply Creek Habitat Enhancement, Hoopa, California

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Alameda Creek Pipeline Replacement, Sunol, California

San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Upper Tuolumne Temperature Study, Groveland, California

Portland General Electric, North Fork Reservoir Large Wood Habitat Enhancement, Estacada, Oregon


MS, Civil Engineering – Hydraulics, Colorado State University

BS, Watershed Science, Colorado State University


California Licensed Civil Engineer #82959