29th Flood Warning Systems
Training Conference & Exposition
May 3rd - 6th, 2022 Palm Springs

Presentation Papers

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am Opening Remarks:   Ron Marotto, AUG President
Keynote Address: "QPF & Flash Flood Prediction – Are we getting any better after 40+ years of practice?"
Kevin Stewart, Mile High Flood District, retired Download
Keynote Address: "Evaluation of NOAA Atlas 14 Estimates of the Frequency of Extreme Rainfall in the United States"
Robert D. Jarrett, Flood and Paleoflood Science, LLC Download
Keynote Address: "A Review of Recent Research On Drivers and Impacts of Short-Duration, High-Intensity Rainfall in California"
Nina Oakley, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes Download
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am "Chehalis River Flood Warning System Performance During Major Flood"
David Curtis, WEST Consultants
11:00 am - 11:30 am "A Novel Predictive Flood Modeling System to Support Operational and Emergency Management Applications"
Kelsey McDonough, AEM Download
11:30 am - 12:00 am "How to Make Flood Exercises More Relevant – Denver Flood Exercise ‘Pioneer Shield‘"
Kevin Stewart, Mile High Flood District, retired;
Markus Ritsch, Water & Earth Technologies Download
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm "Heart Lake Dam: The Story of Implementing a Real-Time ADAS at 10,700-feet."
Scott Bores, AEM Download
"Flood Monitoring Using Live Feed Cameras in San Bernardino County"
Erik Carlson, Water & Earth Technologies Download
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm "Utilizing Satellite Telemetry for Hydrological Data"
Russell Whitney, OTT Hydromet Download
"Low Water Crossing Construction: From Concrete Footings to Pole Installation"
Carl Schori, Streamworks LLC Download
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm "Deciphering and Mitigating a Threat to DCS – The Risks of Sharing 1675-1680 MHz"
Renee Leduc, Narayan Strategy
"AL200 OS5, Advanced Embedded Technologies Deliver Precision Measurements in a Timely Manner for Modern ALERT2 Networks"
Robert Chapman, Campbell Scientific Download
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm "150 Years of Recorded Rainfall – Evolution/Progression, Gauges, Accuracy, Limitations"
Shawn Johnson, County of Santa Barbara Download
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm "ALERT2 High Data Rate Upgrade for a Large Legacy ALERT System"
Michael Chapnick, Clark County RFCD;
David Leader, HydroLynx Download
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm "Unique Application of ALERT2 in a High Water Warning System to Monitor and React to an Automatic Floating Barrier"
Mark Moore, Distinctive AFWS Designs Download
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Exhibitor’s Reception
Hors d’oeuvres, Prize Drawings and No-Host Bar
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality Suite Opens

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

7:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am "Field Maintenance Workshop"
Come prepared with questions on your field maintenance issues. The panel will present on topics ranging from antennas, batteries, preventative maintenance using data and reports, specialty testing tools, and gauge calibration.
Discussion Panel:
Ron Marotto, VCWPD (moderator); Download
Scott Bores, AEM; Download
Erik Carlson, Water & Earth Technologies; Download
Brian Iserman, JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology; Download
Robert Laag, Riverside County Download
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm "USGS Event Monitoring and the Next Generation Water Observing System" Russ Lotspeich, USGS, Water Mission Area
"Implementation of an Enterprise Camera-based Observation Framework for U.S. Geological Survey Stream Gages" Frank Engel, USGS, Water Mission Area
"New Approaches to USGS Event Monitoring" Russ Lotspeich, USGS, Water Mission Area
"Expanding the Utility of Rapid Deployment Gages for Hazard Monitoring" Karl Winters, USGS
"Post-Wildfire Hydrologic Monitoring in Mountainous Regions – Improving Data Collection Downstream from Burned Watersheds" Frank Engel, USGS
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm "Cameras: A Tool for Post Wildfire Flood Monitoring and Warning"
Matthew Scragg, JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology; Russell Whitney, OTT HydroMet Download
"Stage Rating Curves for Flood Warning and Data Collection 101: Going beyond Stage for Effective Decision Making"
Brian Iserman, JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology Download
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm "Post Fire Debris Flow Monitoring in Riverside County"
Robert Laag, Riverside County Download
"How the SonTek-SL Helps to Improve Flow Monitoring during Flood Events in Natural Streams"
Xue Fan, SonTek Download
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm "Flood Warning and H&H in Response to the Telegraph Fire in Arizona"
Peter Acton, JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology Download
"Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Various Flood Warning Gages in the Pacific Northwest"
Jeffery Budnick, WEST Consultants Download
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm "Master Planning Orange County’s Gauge Network: A 33 Year Retrospective"
Jian Peng, Orange County Download
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm "Downscaling Real-Time Flood Data Innovations to Maximize Public Safety"
Becca Emery, KISTERS North America Download
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm "Community Information Systems at River Basin Scale"
Steve Malers, Open Water Foundation Download
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm ALERT Users Group Awards Banquet
No-Host cocktails begin at 6:00 pm. Banquet Dinner served at 7:00 pm.
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Suite Opens