M.S. – Agricultural & Biological Systems Engineering – University of Nebraska – 2001
B.S. – Biological Resources Engineering – University of Maryland – 1999
Mr. Brothers has more than six years of water resource consulting experience in addition to two years of engineering experience as a water resources research assistant. His work has included historical consumptive use analyses, irrigation system evaluations, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, drainage infrastructure design, GIS analysis, and reservoir spillway design. He has experience with several consumptive use, hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality models.
Mr. Brothers has conducted engineering evaluations on several water rights projects throughout the State of Colorado for both governmental agencies and private interests. His work has included evaluation of gravel pit substitute water supply plans, engineering analysis on water rights change of use cases, preparation of augmentation plans, valuation of water rights, municipal water supply planning and evaluation, and water court litigation support.
Mr. Brothers has provided agricultural engineering and environmental compliance services for several livestock facilities in southeastern Colorado. These services included facility renovation design and evaluation, regulatory compliance, litigation support, and providing expert witness testimony. Part of this project included an ongoing investigation into the potential use of alternative energy technologies at one or more of the client’s facilities.
Mr. Brothers has experience using GIS applications and models in watershed planning and management and hydrologic analyses. This experience has included water quality modeling and best-management practice evaluation and planning.