May 2019 Professional Development Meeting - Joint Meeting with MnAFPM

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Grumpy's Bar and Grill

2801 Snelling Avenue

Roseville, MN 55113

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**image courtesy of https://bigsiouxfis.org/**

The Big Sioux River Basin Flood Information System: A One-Stop Web Platform to Access Real-Time Stream Conditions, Flood Forecasts, Visualizations, Inundation Maps and Flood-Related Data.

Presentation Synopsis (1 PDH):

The Big Sioux River Basin in eastern South Dakota has experienced repeated flooding in recent years. In 2014, a major flood in the lower basin revealed shortcomings in understanding and predicting flood-event behavior. Available data and modeling at the time were not adequate for enabling state and local authorities to respond appropriately to the imminent flood event. Thankfully, the response to the 2014 event was overly conservative rather than inadequate, but the need for a comprehensive flood-mapping system and predictive model was realized. The State of South Dakota commissioned the development of the Big Sioux River Flood Information System in 2016.

The Big Sioux River Flood Information System is a two-part web platform. The first part is a public site with access to observed and forecasted stream conditions at over 50 locations throughout the Big Sioux River Basin and a library of 8,500 inundation maps that represent possible flood scenarios for five different communities. The second part is a site reserved for state and community officials and includes access to real-time flood inundation forecasts. The system’s core is a basin-wide hydrologic model (HSPF) that is continuously fed with observed and forecasted meteorological data. When flood events are predicted, the hydrologic output is run through flood inundation models (HEC-RAS 5) for the five communities, then predicted inundation maps are loaded to the web platform. The Big Sioux River Flood Information System provides the public with an understanding of potential flood risks and gives Flood Response Teams accurate information that is needed to make appropriate decisions during flood events. Link to website: https://bigsiouxfis.org/

Speaker: Peter Rausch, PE, CFM - Manager, Respec Watershed Management Program

Pete Rausch is the Manager of Respec’s Watershed Management Program, located in Rapid City, SD. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Pete’s experience includes watershed management, watershed and river modeling, and flood impact mitigation. He served as a modeling and technical lead for the Big Sioux River Flood Information System project

RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Schedule:

Lunch and Networking: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Presentation: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch Options:

A lunch at a cost of $23.00 will be available. Lunch will be a chicken sandwich buffet and include chips, coleslaw a beverage. Please choose the ticket "RSVP with Lunch".

Presentation Only:

If you are interested in attending the presentation, but not purchasing a lunch, please choose the ticket "RSVP Presentation Only". There is no cost to attend the presentation. Presentation will start at approximately 12:30pm.


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Parking Infomation:

Free parking is available adjacent to the restaurant.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Lindsey Roberts McKenzie at samemsp.treasurer@gmail.com regarding your registration.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds may be provided up to the RSVP deadline of Wednesday, May 15, 2019. No refunds will be issued after the RSVP deadline. Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring a copy of your ticket to the event. A sign-in sheet will be available.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please email Lindsey Roberts McKenzie at samemsp.treasurer@gmail.com with the name of the person who will be attending in your place.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, please email Lindsey Roberts McKenzie at samemsp.treasurer@gmail.com with the name of the person who will be attending in your place.


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