Melinda C. Rogers, PE

Project Engineer/Owner

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, 1994 – Texas A&M University

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

Professional Engineer: Texas (#87037, 2000)

AFFILIATIONS

Society of American Military Engineers, Member
Nebraska Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association, Member
Leadership Sarpy 2012-2013

SOFTWARE

Autocad Civil 3D 2013, ArcGIS, Global Mapper, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM 5

Lindy has over 18 years of civil engineering experience with extensive experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, levee analysis and design, stormwater pollution prevention, stormwater management design, residential and land development design, roadway design, and recreational trail design.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Levees

Big Papillion Creek Culvert Repair – Alternatives Development ● Douglas and Sarpy County, Nebraska ● Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District ● 2014 – Project Engineer for the investigation and alternatives development for the repair of 10 aging levee penetrations within the Big Papillion Creek Levees. Responsible for reviewing all crawler video inspections and compiling report. Performed site survey and investigation on all penetrations and coordinated utility investigations. Evaluated each penetration for invasive and non-invasive methods of rehabilitation and developed best cost solutions for each. Prepared final recommendation report for P-MRND. This report was submitted to the USACE for review under the guidelines of the PL 84-99 program.

North Lake – Platte River Levee Inspection ● Cass County, Nebraska ● North Lake Park Association ● 2014 – Project Engineer for the levee inspection and recommendation report for North Lake’s Platte River Levee. Project involved an intensive site investigation to locate all levee deficiencies and an in depth evaluation of both riverside and landside levee conditions. Prepared an in depth report detailing all observations at 35 different levee locations. Recommendations were made to North Lake Park Association to identify areas in need of immediate attention and long term operation and maintenance items that should be implemented.

Missouri River Federal Levee Systems R-613 and R-616-613 Levee Certification Design and Permitting ● Sarpy County, Nebraska ● Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District ● Current – Project Engineer for the final design of $20M in levee improvements required for FEMA accreditation. The 18.2 miles of earthen levee systems protect billions in local infrastructure and commerce. Proposed levee modifications include levee raises, closure section reconstruction at two locations, drainage penetration and flood gate structure rehabilitation/reconstruction, and seepage berm/relief well placement. Project work for the certification phase includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, sediment scour analysis, NEPA coordination, planning and cost analysis, and overall project coordination. All design information is being compiled into the project GIS database which will be used to provide the client with up-to-date and easily accessible information and system history. The project requires a Major 408 permit which is being coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NWO levee safety team.

Missouri River Federal Levee Systems R-613 and R-616-613 Investigative Phase and Alternative Analysis Phase ● Sarpy County, Nebraska ● Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District ● 2012 – Project Engineer for the investigative and alternative analysis phases required for FEMA accreditation. The investigative phase included levee inspections and final inspection report in accordance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program, stakeholder coordination, benefit/costs analysis, review of existing hydrology and hydraulics utilizing HEC-RAS, interior drainage analysis (HEC-HMS) and a system analysis. Responsibilities during the alternative analysis phase included coordination of geophysical resistivity analysis and geotechnical field investigations, development of levee setback scenarios, sediment/scour research and analysis along the Papillion Creek and Missouri River, update of Platte River and Papillion Creek hydraulics, and 2011 flood inventory into GIS database.

Lakes/Water Quality

Carter Lake Water Quality Improvements Final Design and Permitting ● Carter Lake, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska ● Metropolitan Area Planning Agency ● 2011 – Responsible for storm sewer routing and wet detention pond design focused on the nutrient reduction of 320-acre Carter Lake. Utilized SWMM 5 to analyze existing storm sewer and proposed wet detention impacts.

Stormwater

26th & Corby Neighborhood Combined Sewer Separation Study and Design ● Omaha, Nebraska ● City of Omaha Public Works Department ● 2012 – Design engineer assisting in the development of the stormwater model for the partial separation of the combined sewers in the project vicinity.

First Union SID 2005 ● Lafayette, Colorado ● City of Lafayette ● 2006 – Roadway design and construction plans for gravel roads in SID 2005. Responsible for roadway design and detailed drainage analysis to determine acceptable design cross sections for drainage and economy. Prepared all construction drawings including demolition plans, drainage plans, plan and profiles and detailed cross sections. Cross sections were shown at 10 foot intervals with storm water to ensure all drainage was within acceptable limits as defined by the City of Lafayette.

Hills of Cedar Creek ● Council Bluffs, Iowa ● Duggan Land Development ● 2005 – Design Engineer assisting in the design of stormwater detention basins and preparation of final construction drawings for a 110 acre, 245 lot residential subdivision in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Ferndale Subdivision (Phase I and Phase II) ● Council Bluffs, Iowa ● Duggan Land Development ● 1998 – Design Engineer responsible for the design and preparation of construction documents for a 164 lot residential subdivision in Council Bluffs Iowa. Responsibilities included design and preparation of overlot grading and erosion control plans, drainage analysis and detention basin design. Prepared paving, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and erosion control plans in accordance with the City of Council Bluffs guidelines. Performed all design calculations for storm sewer. Responsible for monitoring all construction staking and field inspection activities during the construction phase of the project.

Northridge Subdivision ● Erie, Colorado ● Town of Erie ● 1997 – Design and preparation of construction documents for a 73 lot residential subdivision in Erie, Colorado. Prepared overlot grading and erosion control plans using Town of Erie and City of Denver guidelines for residential development. Designed and prepared roadway and utility plans and profiles for all subdivision roadways. Design included sanitary sewer and water layouts. Performed drainage calculations to design storm sewer system including several detention basins, storm release outfall structures and inverted siphons.

Bobolink Drainage Study ● San Antonio, Texas ● City of San Antonio ● 1994 – Analysis and redesign of an existing drainage channel within the City of San Antonio, Texas. Analyzed existing and proposed drainage conditions to determine areas of concern. Designed several options for drainage improvements and developed cost and quantity estimates for each option.

Other

Platte River Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail ● Sarpy County, Nebraska ● Papio Missouri River Natural Resource District ● 2006 – 2.4 miles of concrete bicycle/pedestrian trail. Responsible for design of trail, drainage analysis and culvert design for project. Prepared all construction drawings for the project including plan and profile sheets, and detailed cross sections for project length. Coordinated with utilities to develop alternate routings. Worked with the client on submittals required to procure government funding.

Bellevue Loop Trail (Phase III) ● Sarpy County, Nebraska ● Papio Missouri River Natural Resource District ● 1999 – 2.4 miles of concrete bicycle/pedestrian trial. Responsible for design of trail and developing detailed plan and profile sheets for all bridge undercrossing areas to ensure that activities would not impact the respective floodway. Worked closely with the PMRNRD to ensure that flood protection level of levees were maintained at all times during construction. Obtained all permits and easements required for construction activities and worked closely with the client to ensure all forms and permits required for government funding were submitted and finalized.

Chalco Hills Connector Trail ● Omaha, Nebraska ● Papio Missouri River Natural Resource District ● 1999 – 1 mile concrete connector trail. Responsible for design of trail and development of all construction drawings.
Halleck Park Trail ● Papillion, Nebraska ● Papio Missouri River Natural Resource District/City of Papillion ● 1998 – 2.7 miles of concrete bicycle/pedestrian trial. Responsible for design of trail and developing detailed plan and profile sheets for all bridge undercrossing areas to ensure that activities would not impact the respective floodway. Worked closely with the PMRNRD to ensure that flood protection level of levees were maintained at all times during construction. Obtained all permits and easements required for construction activities and worked closely with the client to ensure all forms and permits required for government funding were submitted and finalized. Performed field inspection and coordination during construction phase of the project.

Keystone Trail Phase V ● Omaha, Nebraska ● Papio Missouri River Natural Resource District ● 1998 – 2.6 miles of concrete bicycle/pedestrian trial. Responsible for design of trail and developing detailed plan and profile sheets for all bridge undercrossing areas to ensure that activities would not impact the respective floodway. Worked closely with the PMRNRD to ensure that flood protection level of levees were maintained at all times during construction. Obtained all permits and easements required for construction activities and worked closely with the client to ensure all forms and permits required for government funding were submitted and finalized. Performed field inspection and coordination during construction phase of the project.

Weld County Road 10.5 ● Weld County, Colorado ● 1997 – Roadway design for 1.1 miles of construction. Responsible for roadway design, drainage and drainage channel design, irrigation ditch crossing designs and utility coordination. Prepared all construction drawings, coordinated for utility relocations and worked closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation to procure state funding for the project.

Roadway Renovation Projects ● San Antonio, Texas ● Texas Department of Transportation ● 1994 – Preparation of construction plans for three roadway improvement projects within the City of San Antonio, Texas. Responsible for developing preliminary and final design of improved roadway sections. Created plan and profiles, cross sections and drainage plans and assembled guidelines to ensure against storm water pollution, erosion and sedimentation during the construction process. Developed preliminary cost and quantity estimates.

WORK EXPERIENCE

FYRA Engineering ● Omaha, Nebraska – July 2012 to Current, Project Engineer/Manager/Owner
Tetra Tech ● Omaha, Nebraska – October 2009 to June 2012, Project Engineer
Ehrhart Griffin and Associates ● Omaha, Nebraska – February 1996 to August 2006, Project Engineer
Vickery and Associates ● San Antonio, Texas – August 1994 to October 1995, Engineer in Training
Ehrhart Griffin and Associates ● Omaha, Nebraska – May 1992 to May 1994, Survey crew member and CADD Technician