Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Villanova University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Temple University
Ms. Dirdal has more than 12 years of experience in all aspects of dam engineering, including structural, hydrologic, hydraulic, and geotechnical engineering. She developed or reviewed dam assessment and alternatives reports for over 50 dams and has inspected more than100 dams. Ms. Dirdal’s experience includes hydraulic and structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete hydraulic structures; hydraulic and hydrologic modeling; computer modeling of seepage and slope stability; evaluation of erosion potential; and geotechnical instrumentation. Melinda is an active member of the United States Society on Dams (USSD), where she served as a Young Professional Advisor to the Board.