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Posted 9/4/2013

Release no. 13-099


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Miss…Whitney R. Ladzick, a hydraulic modeler with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, and Consequences Production Center (MMC), recently received a Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service at the District’s ninth annual Founder’s Day ceremony.     

Ladzick received the award for her role in the completion of dam break analyses on Corps dams, consequence estimates, and geographic information systems assistance throughout three Corps divisions and four Corps districts.

At the Vicksburg District, she is responsible for executing dam break analyses on Corps dams by developing hydraulic models and developing preliminary consequence models to estimate damages in the event of a dam failure. She is also responsible for developing detailed hydraulic watershed models for the Corps’ MMC Water Management System to provide real time inundation mapping for certain regions during large storm events and emergencies.

Ladzick began her career with the District in 2011 as a Department of the Army intern working as a hydraulic modeler in the hydrology branch. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers.

A native of Sherwood, Oregon, she is a graduate of Sherwood High School, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She is the daughter of David and Denise Ladzick of Sherwood, Oregon.