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Tim Gokie, P.E. – Chief Engineer, Dam Safety Section

Tim is the Chief Engineer of the Dam Safety Section, assuring the Dam Safety Program is fulfilling its statutory obligations and responsibilities.  Tim conducts dam inspections and leads the Department’s dam safety investigation and enforcement efforts.  He is the primary plan reviewer for publicly-owned dam projects. 

Contact Tim at (402) 471-6398 or tim.gokie@nebraska.gov
 

Mark Noble, P.E. – Dam Safety Engineer

Mark leads the Department’s dam inspection efforts.  His primary duties include scheduling and conducing dam inspections, and issuing inspection reports.  Mark also maintains the Nebraska Dam Inventory, conducts hydrologic and hydraulic reviews of existing dams, and reviews the hazard potential classification of existing dams.

Contact Mark at (402) 471-0581 or mark.noble@nebraska.gov
 

Tom Schuerman, P.E. – Dam Safety Engineer

Tom leads the Dam Safety Program’s emergency response preparation activities.  He reviews emergency action plans for high hazard potential dams and provides assistance to dam owners in preparing their plans.  Tom conducts dam inspections and is the primary plan reviewer for privately-owned dam projects.

Contact Tom at (402) 471-1222 or tom.schuerman@nebraska.gov
 

Keith Paulsen – Engineering Associate

Keith leads the Dam Safety Program’s construction oversight program. Other primary duties include performing investigations related to formal complaints, conducting dam inspections, and assisting with enforcement efforts.  Keith maintains the program’s dam ownership database.

Contact Keith at (402) 471-0580 or keith.paulsen@nebraska.gov

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