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2014 Theme:
Estimating Probable Maximum Precipitation in Mountainous Watersheds

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Symposium Details

Date:  Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time:  7:45 am - 4:30 pm (see agenda below for details)
Place:  Freeborn Hall
University of California, Davis
Cost: 

Purchase orders are not accepted.

Registration fee: $65 when registered before Tuesday, June 10 and $95 after.
Full-time student registration fee: $10 when registered before Tuesday, June 10 and $40 after.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, parking, and proceedings.

Refunds:  Refunds must be requested by Tuesday, June 17. Contact Gary Estes, 530-889-9025.
CECs for CFMs: Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) will receive 6 core Continuing Education Credits for attending. Paperwork available at Symposium.

NOTE: Online registration closes at end of day, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Preliminary Agenda

Time Title Speaker
7:45 - 8:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, CHECK-IN, AND ON-SITE REGISTRATION
8:30 - 8:55 Welcome

Special Recognition Award presented to Hydrologic Engineering Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 50 years of exemplary public service

Gary Estes, Symposium Coordinator
8:55 - 9:35 Maximization of Historical Severe Precipitation Events over American, Yuba and Feather River Basins, California M. Levent Kavvas, Ph.D., Professor of Hydrology
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis
9:35 - 10:15 Comparing American River PMP Estimates to Historical Floods Brett Whitin, P.E., Hydrologic Forecaster
NOAA's California-Nevada River Forecast Center
Sacramento, CA
10:15 - 10:35 B R E A K
10:35 - 11:15 The Meteorology of Extreme Precipitation in the Sierra Nevada Michael Dettinger, Ph.D., Research Hydrologist
U.S. Geological Survey & Climate Research Div.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
11:15 - 11:55 Hypothetical Storm Analysis in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Matt Fleming, Chief
Hydrology & Hydraulics Technology Division
Hydrologic Engineering Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Davis, CA
11:55 - 12:50 L U N C H
12:50 - 1:30 Following the Standard: Application of HMR-58/59 for the PMP Analysis on Piru Creek, California Michael Anderson, Ph.D., P.E.
State Climatologist
CA Dept. of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA
1:30 - 2:10 Alternate to the Standard: Site-Specific PMP Study on Piru Creek, California Edward Tomlinson, Ph.D., Chief Meteorologist
Applied Weather Associates
Monument, CO
2:10 - 2:30 B R E A K
2:30 - 3:10 PMP, Extreme Storm Probabilities, and Dam Safety: New Data, New Methods, Time to Update? John England, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., Hydrologist
Flood Hydrology & Consequences Group
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO
3:10 - 4:25 Panel and Audience Discussion:

Draft Question: What could we use to replace the Hydrometeorological Reports currently used for estimating Probable Maximum Precipitation in west coast mountainous watersheds?

Moderator:
Michael Anderson
Panel Members:
Michael Dettinger
Matt Fleming
Edward Tomlinson
John England
M. Levent Kavvas
Brett Whitin
4:25 - 4:30 SYMPOSIUM FEEDBACK

2014 Sponsors

Rain Sponsors — $500+

MBK Engineers West Consultants, Inc. HDR
Wood Rodgers Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency Alert Users Group
Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis Sierra College Natural History Museum

Shower Sponsors — $250+

David Ford Consulting Engineers Balance Hydrologics, Inc. NHC - Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
American River Watershed Institute

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