Floodplain Analysis, Mapping and ManagementNHC investigates and analyzes floodplains ranging in size from small urban streams to the world's largest rivers, and in geomorphic settings from alluvial fans to major river deltas.

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Meeting Water Resource Needs of People and the Environment

We're Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, a highly skilled team of water resource engineers, scientists, and planners. We develop innovative and effective solutions for protecting, managing, and developing water resources.

Our staff are leaders in integrating practical knowledge and experience with the development and application of physical and numerical modeling technology. Our physical hydraulic modeling facilities comprise the largest commercial hydraulics laboratory operation in western North America. NHC actively integrates technical analysis into water-related environmental issues and maintains a long-term commitment to water-based projects in developing countries.

Water is vital to the world's human population and the environment, but is becoming an increasingly limited resource. Our success lies in applying our knowledge and experience to find custom solutions for each of our clients, which in turn brings positive impacts in the lives of individuals around the world.

4 Decades & Over 4,000 Successful Projects

We tailor our work to meet the specific needs of each client and project, including determining threats of flooding to communities, providing solutions that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of water use, and protecting and restoring ecosystems.

We have successfully completed thousands of projects in North America, and many other projects in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Our work brings us practically anywhere that water flows, accumulates, or freezes.

NHC - water resource specialists