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Joel Achenbach

Joel Achenbach, CFM

Hydrologic/Hydraulic Staff

Joel is a master’s-educated hydrologic and hydraulics staff engineer, specializing in modeling of earth surface processes in the context of stream, river, floodplain, and habitat restoration. Joel has experience performing fluvial geomorphic assessments and stream measurements in the Pacific Northwest. He is well-versed with 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling, combined surface-subsurface hydrologic models, and visualization of model outputs and other geospatial data using GIS. Joel also has experience with restoration design plan production in AutoCAD Civil3D.


  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 2017
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2010


  • Certified Floodplain Manager, Association of State Floodplain Managers

Practice Area

Natural Resources

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