Ben Snyder, PE

Senior Water Resources Engineer


Ben Snyder is a versatile engineer with deep knowledge of multidimensional hydraulics, habitat restoration design, and implementation. He has led restoration design efforts in the Klamath River basin and other locations throughout California and Oregon. He has extensive experience in applying advanced modeling techniques, including the use of sediment transport models, water temperature models, and risk analyses, to plan, design, and implement habitat restoration projects.


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.


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 EnhancementEstacada, Oregon


MS, Civil Engineering – Hydraulics, Colorado State University

BS, Watershed Science, Colorado State University


California Licensed Civil Engineer #82959