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Cynthia Nurmi
Hydraulic Engineer
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ph: (404) 562-3908
FAX: (404) 562-3700
cynthia.nurmi@dot.gov

Experience
Began working in field in 1986
Joined FHWA in 1999

Education
•    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
•    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Expertise/Specialty
•    Drainage
•    FEMA Floodplain development
•    Plans of Action
•    Scour
•    Urban Drainage
•    Hydraulics

Licenses and Registrations
•    P.E., Georgia

Professional Highlights
•    Currently serves as hydraulic engineer for Resource Center; has provided technical assistance to States and FHWA Division offices concerning drainage, environmental, scour, and plan of action issues

•    Taught courses in urban drainage and FEMA floodplain development

•    Worked in project management oversight of hydropower projects; evaluated the structural, geotechnical, and hydraulic aspects of dams and power plants with regard to stability and capacity

•    Reviewed construction plans for new dams and repairs to existing dams; inspected existing projects and projects under construction

•    Worked in conceptual design of rapid transit lines; designed and developed plans for rapid transit alignments, stations, and parking lots; developed environmental impact studies

•    Developed residential and commercial sites with regard to stormwater management and sanitary sewer systems; worked with various hydrologic and hydraulic computer programs

•    Responding to request from Tennessee Division and State DOT concerning practices among other States with regard to widening of roads and providing detention to prevent flooding

•    Assisting Florida Division with DOT scour program; provided technical information regarding plans of action for scour critical bridges

•    Meeting with Division and State to discuss scour program and what needs to be done to complete scour evaluations and plans of action

•    Provided information on plans of action to other Division offices, with meetings scheduled with Divisions and States in 2004

•    Assisted Louisiana Division office in finding GIS information for State with regard to mapping and the USGS hydrologic unit codes

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