Graham Thompson, PE, PSC
Graham Thompson is the Director of Water Resources and a Vice President at Matrix Design Group. His career spans 20 years with expertise in watershed planning, hydrology and hydraulics, stormwater management, geomorphology and natural stream restoration. Graham has been working on Fountain Creek Watershed issues and opportunities for over 10 years. He was the technical lead for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fountain Creek Watershed Study and the lead engineer for the Fountain Creek Corridor Restoration Master Plan. In 2006, Graham was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Effort in Developing Resource Information on the Fountain Creek Watershed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following the devastating 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, he completed flood inundation studies for El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs to reflect post-fire hydromodification. Graham also supported the Waldo Canyon Fire Watershed Assessment (WARSSS) and completed numerous post-fire stream restoration projects. Graham’s recently completed projects include the Fountain Creek Restoration project at Clear Spring Ranch for Colorado Springs Utilities, the Upper Fountain Creek and Cheyenne Creek Flood Restoration Master Plan for the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District, and the Falcon Drainage Basin Planning Study for El Paso County. He is currently working on the Monument Creek Watershed Restoration Master Plan for the District and its stakeholders.
Graham is a professional engineer and a professional soil classifier. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy/Soil Science from the University of Arkansas. He also has advanced training in applied river morphology and river restoration having completed over 300 class and field hours (through the Level IV Course) taught by Dave Rosgen of Wildland Hydrology.