Cassidy B. Cote, PE
Cassidy B. Cote, PEWater Resources Engineer
Cassidy’s lifelong passion for river science was inspired by the environment of his youth. Cassidy grew up in a small ski town in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought torrential rainstorms and catastrophic floodwaters to his community. It was through this experience he became acutely aware of the prolonged need for resilient infrastructure that accommodates the diverse and evolving needs of the river environment.

Cassidy obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He then served as a structures and hydraulics engineer for the Vermont Agency of Transportation for 3 years, developing transportation-stream crossing designs, specializing in bridge and culvert restoration and replacement, aquatic organism passage, and scour mitigation. He then relocated, continuing his professional journey at Central Federal Lands (CFL) based in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Cassidy spent over 3 years with CFL, developing two-dimensional hydraulic designs to address a diverse range of problems including sites along alluvial fans, and those devastated by avalanches, wildfires, and flash-flooding.

Cassidy returned to academia in 2022, obtaining a Master of Science from Colorado State University (CSU), where he studied open-channel hydraulics, sediment transport, and fluvial geomorphology. His thesis research was conducted at the CSU Engineering Research Center Hydraulics Laboratory, where he developed physical models of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood conveyance canal proposed for Rio Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In early 2024, Cassidy relocated to Whitefish, MT to pursue his dream of specializing in river restoration at River Design Group. Cassidy spends free time with his dog, camping, skiing, and exploring the backcountry.

Warren, Vermont

Mad River