Claude N. Strauser, P.E., P.H., L.S.


Chief, Hydrologic & Hydraulics Branch,U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District

Leader of a team of engineers, Mr. Strauser created a new field—environmental river engineering—with a goal of maintaining a safe and dependable navigation channel in an environmentally sensitive manner; innovations include notched dikes, off bank line revetments, bendway weirs, hard points, chevrons, stepped-up dikes, multiple round point structures to benefit total ecosystem of Mississippi River, both navigation projects and aquatic inhabitants; implemented environmental pool management, a new way of operating locks and dams on river.
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