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PhD Candidate in Water Resources Engineering, University of Iowa

Riley Post, P.E., is an engineer with well over a decade of experience in reservoir management. As a Graduate Research Fellow within the University of Iowa's Iowa Flood Center, Post studies the operation of large systems of reservoirs for the reduction of flooding along tributary rivers throughout the Midwest. His doctoral research focuses on riverine flooding and mitigation through distributed storage, as well as uncertainty in radar rainfall estimation. Prior to starting his PhD studies, he was the lead reservoir operator for three major flood control reservoirs in Iowa while working for the US Army Corps of Engineers where he also operated 18 locks and dams along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa