Darren Hinton, PhD, PE
Associate, Hydraulic Engineer
Bridge and Transportation Hydraulics, Dams, Spillways, and Outlet Works, Fisheries Engineering and Ecohydraulics, Physical Hydraulic Modelling, River Engineering, Floodplain and Sediment Management
Growing up in the desert fostered a wonder for moving water, whether it was carefully creating ditch systems for a family garden or watching rare cloudbursts fill the adjacent street. Engineering education and experience has steered me towards river systems and structures where I can quench my thirst for hydraulics. Developing solutions to riverine issues and following through to construction is very satisfying. I have developed supplemental physical and numerical modelling skills, including completing more than fourteen physical model studies and using a range of hydraulic modelling software. NHC provides an exciting atmosphere tackling difficult problems with tutelage from extremely talented and knowledgeable coworkers. Though working from a home office in Utah, most of my work is in California and Washington. I volunteer in several positions for my church and as our city’s planning commission chairman. I enjoy spending time with my wife Accalia and our five children, along with birding, hiking, music, yard work, and basketball.