Megan Nelson, PE
Megan is a professional engineer with 9 years of experience in water resources and civil engineering. Her career has focused on civil and hydraulic engineering for a variety of applications such as dams, floodplain and watershed studies, fish passage, habitat restoration, transportation, heavy civil, and hydropower. She is particularly interested in sustainable and ecological engineering and river restoration design and while at Natural Systems Design, has been a part of a variety of projects, ranging from watershed planning and floodplain analysis to preliminary site assessment and stream restoration. Her primary roles at NSD are structural stability computations for engineered logjam designs, hydraulic modeling using both 1-dimensional HEC-RAS and 2-dimensional RiverFlow-2D, spatial analysis using ArcGIS, and plan set production using AutoCAD Civil3D. Her knowledge of watershed processes and their hydraulic and hydrologic impacts provides every project with a valuable understanding of how changes within the ecosystem will occur. Megan grew up boating and kayaking in the San Juan Islands. She loves skiing powder in the winter and backpacking the north cascades in the summer.