Margaret Torizzo

Principal, Hydrologist

Margaret is the Principal and co-founder of Watershed Consulting. Margaret has wide-ranging experience in stormwater system treatment design, erosion and sediment control design, floodplain management, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and pollutant load modeling studies.

Margaret previously worked for the State of Vermont, River Management Program as the State Floodplain Coordinator where she was responsible for the statewide coordination, scientific review, analysis of policies, and development of program activities for flood hazard mitigation, fluvial hazard risk assessment, and riparian corridor protection projects as well as for the State of Vermont, Stormwater Management Program performing technical reviews of stormwater permit applications, providing technical stormwater treatment design assistance, performing jurisdictional determinations for stormwater permits, and developing the Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP) program for regulating stormwater runoff from industrial sites. Margaret also previously worked the United States Geological Survey, National Research Program as a Hydrologist on research that examined the geomorphic response of the Colorado River to controlled variations in flow from Glen Canyon Dam and for the United States Forest Service on research that examined minimum flow requirements for maintaining native fish habitat in mountainous streams.

Margaret earned her earned her M.A. from the University of Colorado, specializing in Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and her B.A., from the University of Colorado, graduating Magna Cum Laude.