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Stormwater Modeling & Watershed Management Expertise

We’re pleased to welcome Craig Clarkson to the Ankeny Water Resources Group. Craig comes to us from the Chicago area and holds a master of science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Missouri. He has over seven years of experience in civil and water resources engineering.

As a Water Resources Engineer, he’s conducted hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for stormwater infrastructure, CSO mitigation, BMP design, and the evaluation of urban stormwater management and watershed planning. Craig also specializes in watershed management plans including pollutant load modeling and BMP analysis. In his spare time, Craig and his wife enjoy golfing, biking, and hanging out with their dog, Norman.

“Craig is a fantastic addition to our team,” shares Scott Lee, PE, Civil Engineer for Snyder & Associates. “Recent flooding and other stormwater-related challenges are having a strong impact on everyone. His expertise in watershed planning and management will be instrumental in helping our clients mitigate these issues while working to improve water quality.”

As one of the newest members of our team, we reached out to Craig to learn a little more about him. Here’s what he had to say:

What prompted you to pursue an engineering career?

I’m a third-generation engineer, so I think it’s in my blood at this point.

What do you think is interesting or unique about this profession?

It’s creative, requiring imagination along with math and science skills.

What advice would you give someone just beginning a career in civil engineering?

Find a mentor and never stop asking questions. Diversify your disciplines and have fun!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

The power to heal. Too many people suffer from ailments that have no cures.

You just won an all-expenses-paid vacation, where are you going?

My brother and his wife are moving to Australia next week, so probably there!

What’s your favorite book?

Anything by David McCullough.

Biggest pet peeve?

Probably slow left lane drivers.