Civil Engineer
Oregon, Texas

1997 - present
Staff Consultant
Cornforth Consultants

1988 - 1996
Regional Director
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Portland, Oregon

1985 - 1988
Deputy Regional Director, FERC, Portland, Oregon

1960 - 1985
Successively Civil Engineer, Chief of River Basins and Licensed Projects, and Regional Engineer FERC
Fort Worth, Texas

1971 M.S.
Civil Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington

1958 B.S.
Civil Engineering
Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Dam Safety Committee Member, U.S. Society on Dams

Member, Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Affiliate Member, Association of Engineering Geologists



Arthur C. Martin
Staff Consultant

Mr. Martin has over five decades of experience with dams and has had responsibility for inspecting dams in over 15 states. He was the Director of the Portland Regional Office of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which administers the dam safety and license compliance program for over 400 dams in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming. He is approved by FERC as an Independent Consultant. Representative projects include the following:

  • Bull Run Dam No. 2, FERC Part 12 Dam Safety Inspection and PFMA Review, Sandy, Oregon
  • Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project, FERC Part 12 Dam Safety Inspection, Three Lynx, Oregon
  • Willamette Falls Dam and Lock (Section G-G) Evaluation, West Linn, Oregon
  • Mt. Tabor Reservoir Embankments, Part 12 Dam Safety Inspection & PFMA Review, Portland, Oregon
  • Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project, FERC Part 12 Dam Safety Inspection & PFMA Review, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
  • McGuire Dam Raise, McMinnville, Oregon
  • Fall River Hydro Project, Retaining Wall Evaluation, Idaho
  • Olive Lake Dam Safety, PFMA Facilitator, Grant County, Oregon
  • FEMA Disaster Inspector, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Ohio and South Carolina
  • Barney Reservoir Dam Safety Inspection, Yamhill, Oregon
  • Bull Run Dam No. 2 Spillway Approach Canal Seepage Study, Sandy, Oregon
  • Fall River Hydro Project, Retaining Wall Evaluation, Idaho
  • FERC Compliance Review for Major Remedial Work at Wells Dam, Cushman No. 1 Dam and Tolt River Dam, Washington
  • FERC Annual Inspections of High Hazard Dams in the Pacific Northwest including Timothy Lake Dam, Oregon; Priest Rapids Dam, Washington; Glen State Dam, Idaho; Hebgen Dam, Montana; and Wanapum Dam, Washington