Bob Elliot, M.S., P.E.Senior Hydraulic and River Engineer
With more than 30 years of practical experience modeling and investigating the many streams and floodplains within the greater Pacific Northwest, Bob specializes in and leads WSE's numerical hydraulic modeling program.
Bob has applied various modeling tools to help clients better understand and solve challenging water resource problems. He has performed modeling and hydraulic evaluations on nearly every major river and numerous smaller streams in Western Washington, with significant experience outside the region as well. His expertise includes applying a wide range of modeling programs for steady and unsteady flow, including: 2D software such as RiverFlow2D, SRH-2D, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, River2D and FST2DH (FESWMS); 1D and quasi-2D (branched flow) software such as HEC-RAS, FEQ and MIKE 11; pipe flow and transient analyses using LIQT, TransAM and WANDA. Bob is proficient in using SMS, QGIS and RAS Mapper to develop complex surface water models and for evaluating results. These modeling tools have been used on many projects including floodplain/floodway mapping, dam break flood routing including mud/debris flow, habitat restoration, evaluation of bank erosion and countermeasures, no-rise evaluations, bridge hydraulic design, and assessment of flood mitigation alternatives.
Outside of work, Bob's interests include family time, church activities, playing musical instruments, road trips, jogging, and playing cards and board games.