26th Flood Warning Systems
Training Symposium & Preparedness Workshops
April 19-22, 2016 Tenya, Yosemite

Presentation Papers

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am Welcome Address:   Ron Marotto, AUG President Download
Keynote Address: "The New Center for Western Weather and Water at Scripps: Putting the Emerging Science of Atmospheric Rivers to Work in California"
Michael Dettinger, U. S. Geological Survey,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Download
NHWC Update:   David Curtis, NHWC Past President Download
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am "Progress with Recognizing Flood Threats since the Colorado ‘September–to-Remember’ Floods of 2013"
Kevin Stewart,UDFCD Download
11:00 am - 11:30 am "DWR Flood Emergency Response Grants"
Jeremy Hill, State of California DWR Download
11:30 am - 12:00 am "Getting the Most Out of Your Flood Warning System, New Ways to Get More and Faster Data on the Web"
Bruce Rindahl & Scott Holder, VCWPD Download
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (Salon I)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm "Managing ALERT Base Stations in Today’s Network Environment"
Brian Iserman, JE Fuller/Hydrology & Geomorphology Download
"Saving Lives with Technology: Prediction and Notification of Floods via Early Warning Systems on Small Remote Dams"
Lee Mauney, BIA, Safety of Dams Program Download
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm "Using New Technology to Enhance Warning Systems and Gain Accuracy in Data Collected"
Ron Marotto, VCWPD Download
"Design of two complementary networks for different basins for the Cordoba ALERT System"
Esteban Velez, INA-CIRSA Download
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm "Leveraging Flood Warning Systems for Multiple Purpose Decision-Making"
Steve Malers, TriLynx Systems Download
"Santa Barbara County FWS Gauge Network and System Architecture"
Shawn Johnson, Santa Barbara County Download
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm "Lessons Learned in Implementing ALERT2 Upgrades"
David Leader, HydroLynx Systems Download
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm "Transitioning to ALERT2 in Harris County"
Ken Conner,Campbell Scientific Download
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm "ALERT2 Maintenance and Troubleshooting"
Scott Bores, OneRain Download
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Exhibitor’s Reception (Salon III/IV)
Hors d’oeuvres, Prize Drawings and No-Host Bar
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality Suite Opens

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

7:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 10:00 am ALERT2 Workshop & Panel Discussion
Presentations on the latest ALERT2 developments, followed by questions and answers with the experts.
Ron Marotto, Randy Forbey, Download
Erik Carlson, Austin Seback Download
Brian Iserman, Dave Leader, Carrie Lery, James Logan, Markus Ritsch, Chris Roark, Sam Utley
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am "Evolving Role of Social Media During High Impact Weather Events at the Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA National Weather Service Forecast Office"
Jayme Laber, National Weather Service Download
11:00 am - 11:30 am "The Next Generation of Floodplain Mapping in North Carolina: FIMAN 2.0 and NexFIM"
David Herlong, North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety Download
11:30 am - 12:00 am "Public Outreach and Automated High Water Alarm Distribution"
David Curtis, West Consultants Download
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (Salon I)
"What I learned in 25 years as manager of an ALERT network."
by Rob Nelson
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm "Implementing a Camera System to Aid in Flood Monitoring"
Tom Ogden, High Sierra Electronics Download
"Analyzing the Performance of ALERT2 Networks"
Markus Ritsch, TriLynx Systems Download
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Gauges vs. GARR: A CostBenefit Analysis for Practical Scenarios"
Charles Yost, OneRain Download
"SDI-12 Protocol"
Carrie Lery, High Sierra Electronics Download
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm "Flood Monitoring with Remote Camera Stations Utilizing Cellular Telemetry"
Casey Lanier, VCWPD and Erik Carlson and Austin Seback, Water & Earth Technologies Download
"Optimizing Water Quality Measurements Within an ALERT2 Network"
Barbra Utley, Campbell Scientific Download
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm "“Methodology of Generating Meteorological Forcing Data in Support of Hydrologic Operations”"
Dan Kozlowski, CNRFC Download
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm "The Truth Revealed: What Does a Single Measurement Mean When it Comes to Flood Prediction and Alerting”
Baxter Vieux, Vieux & Associates Download
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm "Hot Topics from the California Nevada River Forecast Center"
Alan Haynes, CNRFC Download
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm ALERT Users Group Awards Banquet (Salon I)
No-Host cocktails begin at 6:00 pm. Banquet Dinner served at 7:00 pm.
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Suite Opens