Litigation Assistance

Heidrick/Schultz v. City of Davis. Increased and recurring flooding of agricultural properties downstream of a recently-constructed, large residential development project and accompanying storm drainage facilities, Yolo County, California. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Burton v. Celentano. Diversion along Finger Rock Wash, Tucson, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

P&S Metals v. Whitton Corporation, et. al. Flooding caused by a downstream landowner’s construction of a CMU wall across the floodway for the North Branch Tropicana Wash, Las Vegas, Nevada. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Moniz v. State of Hawaii. Intensified flooding and destruction of a residence in Waianae, Hawaii caused by upslope grading in State lands. Hydrology consultation and preparation of initial evaluation report. 

Maricopa County v. Allied Concrete. Sand and gravel operation along Agua Fria River near Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Cordes v. County of San Joaquin, et. al. Increased incidence of flooding caused by construction of large industrial development southwest of Tracy, California. Hydrology consultation and settlement agreement. 

Palos Verdes Unlimited v. Estes Co. Trespass on private property, West Branch Santa Cruz River Diversion Channel, Tucson, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Lindquist v. City of Tucson. Zoning restriction with respect to building height limitation, Tucson, Arizona. Engineering consultation and expert witness. 

Bahman v. Estes. Borrow pit area in Rillito River floodplain, Pima County, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Frielich v. Tucson Airport Authority. Valuation case with respect to drainage and development potential, Avra Valley, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Gastilum v. State of Arizona. Drainage impacts of Interstate Highway Construction, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Pima County v. Cindrich Construction. Impacts of sand gravel extraction in Tanque Verde Creek, Pima County, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Harvard v. Ellison. Local drainage and seismic sloshing concerns regarding construction of a “Japanese Gardens” estate and lake, Woodside, California. Hydrology consultation and settlement agreement. 

Addison/Phillips v. Cienega, Ltd. Property erosion along Rillito River north bank, Pima County, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and court room assistance (no testimony given). 

Robert Junker v. United States. Diversion of drainage flow and increased flooding induced by CAP canal construction, Apache Junction, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Reed v. Rivendale. Blocking of drainage across a parcel of land caused by grading and filling within adjacent subdivisions in Santa Rosa, California. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Haugen v. Ludwig Builders. Flooding caused by a limited capacity crossing of a wash within a residential lot in metropolitan Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Schaefer v. City of Larkspur. Bank erosion along Larkspur Creek resulting from a flow accelerating culvert crossing of Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur, California. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Arizona Department of Transportation. Drainage litigations associated with right-of-way condemnations for the Northwest Outer Loop Freeway in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Hydrology consultation. 

MacDonald v. Valley National Bank. Impacts on erosion, sedimentation, and flooding associated with trespass and construction of a crossing of Tonto Creek, Gila County, Arizona. Hydrology/survey consultation and expert witness. 

Dillard v. Nauslar. Flooding of commercial self storage facility and contents resulting from a 400-year return period storm, Folsom, California. Hydrology consultation and expert witness. 

Eurofresh Corporation v. WTI. Encroachment of a project into a floodplain resulting in flood damage in Snowflake, Arizona. Hydrology consultation and affidavit.