27th Flood Warning Systems
Training Conference & Exposition
April 16-20, 2018 Ventura, California

Presentation Papers

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am Refreshments (Exhibitor’s Area)
8:30 am - 10:00 am Opening Remarks:
Ron Marotto, AUG President
Welcome Address:
Kelly Long, Supervisor, Ventura County, Supervisor District 3
Keynote Address: "Matilija Dam: Breaking the Barrier"
Peter Sheydayi, Ventura County WPD Download
NHWC Update:
Steve Fitzgerald, NHWC President Download
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break (Exhibitor’s Area)
10:30 am - 11:00 am "Thomas Fire"
Chad Cook, Chief, Ventura County Fire Department, Download
Norm Plott, Asst. Chief,Santa Paula Fire Department Download
11:00 am - 11:30 am "An Overview of the January 9, 2018 Flash Flood and Debris Flow Event in Montecito, CA"
Jayme Laber, NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard Download
11:30 am - 12:00 am "Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on the Harris County Flood Control District’s Flood Warning System: A Test of the ALERT2 Technology"
Mark Moore, Harris County FCD Download
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (Mezzanine)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm "Perspectives on California’s Wet and Wild 2016-17"
David Curtis, WEST Consultants Download
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm "Monitoring and Detection of Dam Safety Incidents at the BIA"
Lee Mauney, U.S. DOI, Bureau of Indian Affairs Download
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm "Climate, Atmospheric Rivers, and Change"
Michael Anderson, State of California DWR Download
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break (Exhibitor’s Area)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm "The Goodwin Fire and Its Aftermath"
Dave Desjadon, Yavapai County FCD Download
"Troubleshooting Your ALERT2 Transmitter"
Aidan Herbert, HydroLynx Systems Download
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm "Post-Fire Streamflow and Camera Monitoring System Installation at Ash Creek, Arizona"
Peter Acton, JE Fuller Download
"How Using ALERT2 Will Improve High Water Detection Systems"
Tom Ogden, High Sierra Electronics Download
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm "Rapid Deployment of a Post-Wildfire Flood Warning Network for Sonoma County"
Charles Yost, Scott Bores, OneRain Download
"Lessons Learned in ALERT2 Low Water Crossing Warning System Implementation"
Erik Carlson, Water & Earth, David Leader, HydroLynx Download
   
 

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 am Refreshments (Exhibitor’s Area)
8:00 am - 8:30 am "DWR Flood Emergency Response Grants"
Jeremy Hill, State of California DWR Download
8:80 am - 9:00 am "Preventative Maintenance in an ALERT2 World; Best Practices, Procedures, and Expectations for Technicians and Managers"
Mark Moore, Harris County FCD Download
9:00 am - 10:00 am "Ask the Experts"
Come prepared with questions on the state of ALERT2, upcoming developments/plans, lessons learned, etc.
"Discussion Panel:"
Ron Marotto : VCWPD, Brian Iserman : JE Fuller,
David Leader : HydroLynx, Carrie Lery : High Sierra
James Logan : OneRain, Mark Moore : HCFCD,
Markus Ritsch : Tri Lynx, Chris Roark : Ocean & Mountain
Ventures, Adam Torgerson : Blue Water Design,
David Van Wie: Blue Water Design
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break (Exhibitor’s Area)
10:30 am - 11:30 am "How Can Some Extreme Events Go Unnoticed When Others Make Headlines?"
Bruce Rindahl, Ventura County Watershed Protection District, Download
Kevin Stewart, Urban Drainage Flood Control District Download
11:30 am - 12:00 am "How the 2017 California Wildfires Unfolded on Twitter"
Jim Moffitt, Twitter Download
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (Mezzanine)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm "Using Technology and Resources to Enhance Warning Systems Related to Disasters and the Potential for Disasters"
Ron Marotto, Ventura County WPD Download
"National Weather Service Focus Toward Impact-based Decision Support Services; Applications to ALERT Users in California"
Eric Boldt, NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard Download
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm "Monitoring and Responding to Flooding Applications Using Acoustic Instruments"
Xue Fan, SonTek Download
"QPF and Flood Hazard Forecasting for Post-Thomas Fire Winter Storms 2018, Ventura, CA"
Alan Fox, Fox Weather, Hassan Kasraie, Kasraie Consulting Download
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm "Cellular Hydrologic Telemetry Network Using the eTracker and Cloud Database"
Robert Laag, Riverside County FCWCD Download
"Atmospheric Conditions Associated with Post-Fire Debris Flows in the Transverse Ranges of Southern California"
Nina Oakley, Western Regional Climate Center, DRI Download
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break (Exhibitor’s Area)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm "Santa Barbara County - 4 Years into ALERT2, and Emergency Gauging Response"
Shawn Johnson, Santa Barbara County FCD Download
"Expanding ALERT2 System Capacity with Configurable FEC"
Adam Torgerson, David Van Wie, Blue Water Design Download
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm "Stage Measurements: Radar vs Pressure Transducer"
Ryan Guerrero, Campbell Scientific Download
"Leveraging ALERT Gauge Data in the Colorado Flood Threat Bulletin"
Katie Ward, MetStat Download
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm "Etiquette for Mountain Tops and Base Stations"
Brian Iserman, JE Fuller/ Hydrology & Geomorphology Download
"Translating Storm EventData into Information for Situational Awareness and Decisions"
Steve Malers, Markus Ritsch, TriLynx Download