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Hal Runke

Vice President, Senior Limnologist

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Hal Runke has nearly four decades of experience in water quality management. His work on behalf of Barr’s clients includes assessing water quality impacts, writing the water quality and wetlands management sections of surface water management plans, developing comprehensive lake management plans, conducting diagnostic-feasibility studies of water quality problems, and performing public education and outreach. Hal has completed numerous use attainability analyses and led several total maximum daily load studies for watersheds and their receiving waters. He has also managed multidisciplinary teams in the preparation of environmental impact statements in accordance with state and federal regulations. In addition to his client work, Hal has taught and conducted research at Utah State University and the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.


(952) 832-2804

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PhD, Environmental Engineering, Utah State University

MS, Water Quality, Utah State University

BS, Water Resources, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600
Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-2277