Raymond Walton (Bilim Komitesi)
Raymond Walton, PhD., P.E.
WEST Consultants, Inc.
Bellevue, WA 98005-2535
Dr. Walton is a Vice President with WEST Consultants, Inc. and manages the Bellevue, Washington, Office. He has 35 years of experience directing water resources studies throughout the U.S. and abroad, for a wide rage of clients. He is a nationally-recognized expert in multi-dimensional modeling of surfacewater, groundwater and water quality systems. In 2010, he was named the outstanding Professional Engineer in the Puget Sound Region.
Dr. Walton has managed many IDIQ contracts, and has directed and performed numerous studies for Corps Districts, including Seattle, Portland, St. Paul, Huntington, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Mobile, Jacksonville, HEC, and ERDC. He is currently evaluating temperature releases for 4 Portland Distinct reservoirs, developing a water control manual and a temperature model of Howard Hanson reservoir for the Seattle District, conducting a PMF and dambreak study of the Lake Washington Ship Canal L&D for the Seattle District, and a hydrodynamic and sediment transport navigation improvement study of Pool 2 on the Mississippi River for the St. Paul District. He is also managing the application of HEC-RAS to 9 reaches of the Columbia River system at part of the Columbia River Treaty studies for the Seattle District. Previous Corps studies include temperature modeling (using CE-QUAL-W2) for 7 other Corps reservoirs, a 3D model of Terrebonne Bay (LA) to examine a hurricane closure project, and he is the lead QA for ResSim and CWMS studies of the ACF and ACT systems in the southeast (HEC and Mobile District).
Dr. Walton has directed numerous FEMA studies throughout the northwest, including an unsteady flow model to the Snohomish River, and studies of Chester Creek (WA), Umatilla (OR), Seaside (OR), Umatilla County (OR), Kellogg (ID), Canyon County (ID), Yakima County (WA), and the Sumas River in Whatcom County (WA). Many of these studies included levee evaluations. He also directed the scour evaluation of several hundred bridges on numerous rivers throughout the state of Washington, including hydrologic, hydraulic and scour assessments. He evaluated several hundred more bridges throughout Oregon.
He has evaluated the hydrology and hydraulic aspects of a number of flood warning systems, including a flood control manual for Willow Creek dam near Heppner, Oregon; flood control in the Chester Morse reservoir for SPU; and a flood assessment on the Petaluma River in California. Other modeling studies include the application of the 2-D model, EFDC, to the Lower Willamette River; FLO-2D to evaluate flooding in Snoqualmie; the 2-D models, RMA-2 or FESWMS, to the Stehekin, Sauk, Columbia, Skagit, and Cispus Rivers; HEC-RAS and UNET to evaluate the potential drawdown of the John Day reservoir on the Columbia River; and a two-dimensional circulation (including storm surge) and sediment transport modeling of Humboldt Bay, California. For the Corps of Engineers, he reviewed HEC-RAS and UNET applications to the Skagit, Chehalis and Stillaguamish Rivers. He worked on restoration studies on the Satsop and the Sammamish Rivers.
Dr. Walton previously worked at the Hydraulics Research Station in the UK, taught at North Carolina State University, and spent 15 years with nationwide consulting engineering firms. He has written over fifty professional papers in the fields of hydraulics, environmental engineering, groundwater and surface water hydrology. He teaches HEC-RAS classes, and taught P.E. review classes at the University of Washignton. He has worked with ASCE and ASTM committees on Environmental Software and monitoring wetlands, and reviews technical papers for several ASCE journals. He chaired ASCEs International Water Resources Conference in Seattle in August 1999, was the Technical Chair for the 2005 ASCE/EWRI conference in Anchorage, and was the Technical Co-Chair for the 2008 ASCE/EWRI conference in Honolulu