The Hydraulics Unit is a small, but dynamic group of professionals with the primary function of supporting the design and permitting of bridges and culverts to result in infrastructure that is compatible with Vermont’s rivers and streams.  This involvement in the design process helps to ensure alignment with VTrans’ strategic goal to “Provide a safe and resilient transportation system in an environmentally responsible manner”.   The Hydraulics Unit is trained in the specialty areas of hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, aquatic organism passage, bridge scour, and sediment transport.