|LITIGATION Support FOR Engineering AND Environmental ACTIVITIES
40 years of operation has given NHC a depth of experience that few water management consulting companies can match.
Throughout NHC's history, we have been called upon to assist in a great variety of projects. Our experience, spread across the NHC team, has provided strategic insights about complex questions involving water flow and its effects on a variety of structures and habitats.
The following are a few examples of recent lawsuits where our expertise was critical to success.
The particular details of your litigation needs will determine how NHC can best serve you. To discuss your specifics in greater detail NHC provided expert witness services to assist the California Department of Water Resources and the Attorney General in defending two lawsuits alleging damages caused by the State Water Project (SWP). Principal engineer Brad Hall presented expert witness testimony based on his expertise in multidimensional hydrodynamic and sedimentation modeling, field monitoring, and extensive project experience in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. NHC developed a comprehensive sediment budget to quantify morphological changes resulting from SWP operations and confirmed results through comparison with ongoing field measurement programs. NHC then independently assessed the local and regional sediment budgets as reflected by these hydrodynamic conditions. These analyses demonstrated that there was no merit to allegations that flooding was caused by SWP operations. NHC's testimony was cited in the decision record as important to rejecting the claims of litigants regarding SWP effects. please contact us.