Increasing flood losses, rising sea-levels, population growth and economic activity are driving an increase in demand for flood risk modeling and forecasting and possible protective measures.

Research and development conducted by Lynker improves the precision of flood hazard mapping and assessments of flood control structures, water-level predictions, and wave heights and erosion, allowing for better risk appraisal to better inform emergency managers, communities, transport agencies, and the insurance industry.

Our expertise covers the full scope of flood risk management: from risk calculations to practical support for making policy decisions. The result is seen in flood prevention measures that are more effective, more cost-efficient and socially acceptable. Our expertise in the field of operational flood management links disciplines such as hydrology, hydraulics, reservoir modeling, mathematics, probability and skills in communications and social sciences. As a result, we are in a position to create new concepts and tools that target our clients’ needs, providing actual, accurate, reliable and practical information that can be used in flood situations. Together with our clients we tailor our approach to include and make use of existing tools and data streams, and to develop new capabilities. Lynker is the Prime small business HydroScience lead for NOAA National Weather Service’s Office of Water Prediction supporting the National Water Center and River Forecast Offices across the country. We also we sit on the Board of the National Flood ALERT Users Group organization, which supports state and local governments involved with flood warning.

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis and Design

The Lynker team has specialized experience and technical competence in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling and engineering evaluation, analysis, and design using advanced tools and techniques. We have worked extensively on the west coast of the US on complex river systems and Lynker has several PhD level fluvial scientists and engineers who have published work on the Klamath/Trinity, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yakima, Snoqulamie, Willamette, Flathead, and other major river systems. In addition, Lynker has expert capabilities in the areas of structural, fluvial, and dam hydraulics; hydrology, river engineering; sedimentation; sediment physical, chemical, and biological characterization; water quality characterization; fluvial geomorphology; coastal engineering; and reservoir systems analysis and modeling (using HEC-ResSIM, RES-J and RiverWare) in California and the Pacific Northwest Region.

Post Disaster Hydrologic and Sediment Transport Assessments

Lynker scientists have graduate degrees in fluvial and coastal sediment transport modeling, fluvial geomorphology, and we have worked as a consultants to gain a broad knowledge of flood and drought forecasting and mitigation. Lynker works effectively with multi-disciplinary and stakeholder teams to develop effective geomorphological approaches to river and watershed management to mitigate flood and debris flow damages, reduce sediment loading, and enhance fish habitat.