Claudia C. Hoeft, P.E., F.ASCE, an expert hydraulic engineer, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Hoeft is the National Hydraulic Engineer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Washington, DC. She served as a hydraulic engineer with NRCS in Columbia, MO, and Indianapolis, IN, and as a national technical specialist while in Little Rock, AR, prior to taking her current position in 2005. She coordinates the development of technical guidance and training materials and represents NRCS on numerous interagency working groups and committees.
A member of ASCE since her student days at the University of Missouri–Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology), Hoeft has been an active member of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute’s Watershed Management Technical Committee since 2006, serving as its secretary, vice-chair, and chair at various points.
She coauthored or edited several chapters in the NRCS National Engineering Handbook on snow survey and water-supply forecasting and hydrology. Most recently she worked with WMTC and ASCE representatives to develop a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperative agreement between NRCS and ASCE to update several chapters in the NRCS NEH on hydrology.
Hoeft is a registered professional engineer in Indiana and Missouri.