Debbie Martin is a senior hydrometeorologist at the RTI Center for Water Resources, where she helps energy clients, dam safety offices, and other dam owners conduct flood risk assessments on their watersheds by developing the necessary meteorological inputs by storm types. In her role, Ms. Martin conducts probable maximum precipitation, precipitation-frequency, and extreme storm analyses.
Before joining RTI, Ms. Martin worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service's Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center from 2000 to 2013 to publish 9 volumes covering a range of climates across the United States.
Ms. Martin worked on the Colorado-New Mexico Regional Extreme Precipitation Study (REPS) from 2016 to 2018 for the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Division of Water Resources, and New Mexico Office of the State Engineer which led to an update of Colorado's State Dam Safety Regulations. Specifically, she led the precipitation-frequency analysis task to develop estimates for different storm types across the two-state area. This 3-year project included an extensive Project Review Board of over 20 individuals from federal and state agencies.