Kevin J. Fagot

Vice President, Bellevue, WA

Kevin J. Fagot, PE, CFM, D.WRE, is a Vice President with WEST Consultants and head of the Bellevue, Washington, office. Mr. Fagot is experienced in hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, and reservoir operations. His two and a half decades in the field include his time in the private sector with WEST and work in the federal sector with the New Orleans District and Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and with the Lower Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation.

Mr. Fagot’s expertise is in reservoir operations. He operated both the Little River and White River systems during his time at the Little Rock District of the USACE. He is experienced with induced surcharge operations, hydropower, flood control, water supply, recreation, and operations concerning the health of a downstream fishery. At the Bureau of Reclamation, Mr. Fagot performed the analysis to size additional storage along the All American Canal in California to reduce excess Colorado River flows to Mexico. In addition, he developed the operating criteria for this storage.

Mr. Fagot has significant reservoir operations modeling experience. At the Little Rock District, USACE, he developed an HEC-ResSim model of the White River system and successfully reproduced the operations that occurred during the historic 2008 flood. While at WEST, he has developed numerous HEC-ResSim models including developing portions of the HEC-ResSim model for the ACF CWMS model for the USACE-Mobile District, developing the HEC-ResSim model for the HEC-RTS implementation of Southern California Edison’s Big Creek system, developing the HEC-ResSim hydropower model of the Columbia River needed for the review of the Columbia River Treaty, and developing the HEC-ResSim model of West Point Dam on the Chattahoochee River to produce alternative operating criteria.

He is a registered professional engineer in Washington and Colorado. He is a certified Diplomate of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE). Mr. Fagot is also a Certified Floodplain Manager with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

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