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info packet - Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Technical Session Topics....................... 2

Schedule at a Glance .......................... 3

Guest Info..................................... 4

Field Trips..................................... 4

Dam Owner Workshop ........................ 6

Awards Banquet............................... 7

Featured Tracks...............................8

Soapbox Session ............................. 10

Technical Agenda..............................11

Student Activities............................. 17

Poster Presentations......................... 18

Registration FAQ and Instructions ............ 19

Registration Form........................... 20

Exhibitors and Sponsors...................... 21

Welcome to Providence

Providence offers ASDSO attendees a unique blend of big city

amenities and small town charm. Home to critically acclaimed

restaurants, a vibrant arts community and world-class universities,

Providence is also a popular travel destination. Recent accolades

include being named one of “America’s Favorite Cities”

by Travel + Leisure magazine and the only U.S. city named as

one of the “Top Ten Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations in the

World” by the Wall Street Journal.

More info at http://www.goprovidence.com/

Rhode Island Convention Center

All Dam Safety 2013 events will be held at the Rhode Island

Convention Center in historic downtown Providence. The

award-winning Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) is

conveniently located just off Interstate 95, and is connected via

skybridge to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the Omni Providence

Hotel, and two convenient parking garages.

Overnight Accommodations

As a Dam Safety 2013 attendee, you can choose from two

equally attractive and accessible hotel options. The recently

re-branded Omni Providence Hotel (formerly Westin) is a

downtown landmark, connected by interior walkways to the

Rhode Island Convention Center and the Providence Place

Mall. The Hilton Providence Hotel is adjacent to the Convention

Center Complex, just a four minute walk from door to door.

Both hotels are within walking distance to the Performing Arts

Center and the famous Federal Hill neighborhood, known for its

gourmet restaurants, shops, and historic attractions.

Guestrooms are available at either hotel at the ASDSO group

rate of $152 plus tax per night. Please contact the property

of your choice before the cut-off date of Monday, August 12

in order to assure availability. Important: Please mention that

you are attending the Association of State Dam Safety Officials

conference in order to be placed in the group room block.

•Omni Providence Hotel, One West Exchange Street,

Providence, Rhode Island, 02903. Call Omni Central

Reservations at 1-800-843-6664. www.omnihotels.com

•Hilton Providence Hotel, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, Rhode

Island, 02903. Call Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-445-

8667. www.hilton.com

Both the Omni and the Hilton offer valet parking at a rate of

$28 per night with in-and-out privileges. The Hilton also offers

self-parking for $25 per night. The Omni suggests self-parking

at the attached Convention Center garage, where the fee is

currently $18 per night (subject to change.)


Transportation

Downtown Providence is an easy fifty minute drive from Boston, and a three-hour

drive from New York City, both via I-95.

An Amtrak station is located within easy walking distance of the RI Convention

Center and downtown hotels. The station also offers commuter rail transportation

to Boston and to Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport.

The award-winning T.F. Green Airport offers up to 150 flights daily from most

major carriers. Its recently-opened InterLink transportation hub offers scheduled

rail service from Warwick to Providence and Boston. The InterLink also includes a

consolidated rental car facility and bus transportation options.

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Program Committee

“Overall, I thought the conference

was excellent and well organized!

The convention center had plenty of

room for all activities. The number of

technical talks was impressive.”

2012 Annual Conference Attendee

Chair: John Ritchey, P.E., New Jersey

Department of Environmental Protection

Brian Desfosses, P.E., New Hampshire

Department of Environmental Services

Eric J. Ditchey, P.E., McCormick Taylor, Inc.

John W. France, P.E., URS Corporation

Sherry L. Hunt, Ph.D, USDA Agriculture

Research Service

Douglas L. Johnson, P.E., Federal Energy

Regulatory Commission

Matthew Lindon, P.E., Loughlin Water

Associates

Philip W. Moreschi, P.E., CFM, Fuss & O’Neill,

Inc.

Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Gannett

Fleming, Inc.

Dean W. Smith, California Department of

Water Resources

Mark Ogden, P.E., Association of State Dam

Safety Officials

Professional

Development Hours

In recognition of the fact that an increasing

number of professional engineering

licensing bodies are requiring members

to pursue professional development on

a formal basis, ASDSO provides a signed

attendance form to each registered

attendee, on which you can record the

number of hours you spent in session.

Combined with a copy of the conference

agenda, this form will help you keep track

of your professional development hours

(PDHs) for 2013. The PDH form will be

found in the program booklet distributed at

the conference. Notes: (1) ASDSO is not an

approved provider for New York continuing

professional education credits. (2) Florida

P.E. licensees: please submit your license

# to ASDSO with the registration form in

order to receive credit from the Florida

Board of Professional Engineering.

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TECHNICAL SESSION TOPICS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Levee Safety - New Policies and

Guidelines

Sixth Annual National Dam

Security Forum Kick-Off: Blast

Damage Research

Outlet Works

Advances in Seepage Analysis

Levee Safety – Addressing

Technical Issues

Tools for Estimating

Consequences

Federal Guidelines and Policy

Updates

Breach Modeling – Subjectivity,

Probability and Risk

Levee Safety –Focus on

Overtopping

Improving the Protection of Dams

Overcoming Construction

Obstacles – Man vs. Environment

State Program Activities –

Regulation, Review and Response

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

50th Anniversary of Spaulding

Pond Dam Failure

A Century of Dam Failures

Risk Assessment Methodologies

Inspection of Dams – Beyond the

Checklist

Floodwave Modeling

Dam Failures, Incidents, and

Exceptional Circumstances

Cyber Security Issues

Reducing the Cost of Dam

Removals Through Sediment

Management

Pore Pressures and Slope Stability

Analysis

After the Flood – The Effects

of Dam Failures on People and

Communities

Lessons Learned from Attacks on

Dams

RCC Case Studies

What’s New in PMP and PMF?

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Those Dam Earthquakes – History,

Practice and Prediction

Understanding and Applying Risk

Evaluation Methodologies

Instrumentation, Monitoring and

Early Warning

Water Control Issues - Temporary

Stream Diversion = Permanent

Anxiety

Spillways and Overtopping

Dam Safety Potpourri – the Bonus

Round

Dam Rehabilitation - Meeting

Today’s Challenges Part I

Hazard Classification Soapbox

Focus on Concrete Dams

Solving Challenges with

Emergency Planning

Dam Rehabilitation - Meeting

Today’s Challenges Part II

Hydraulic Modeling and Mapping

for Unique Dam Projects

Fresh Twists on Drill, Post and Fill

Dam Rehabilitation - Meeting

Today’s Challenges Part III

“Overall a well organized and well thought out conference

with a variety of easily applicable technical presentations.

Great job!” 2012 Annual Conference Attendee

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Schedule at a Glance

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ASDSO Board of Directors Meeting

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Golf Outing

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Field Trip to Alden Research

Laboratory, Holden, MA

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Leadership Day for State Officials

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Open

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening General Session

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Guest Tour to Newport, Rhode Island

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibits, Resource Center and Poster

Forum Setup

10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Technical Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch On Your Own and Dine-Around

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Exhibits, Resource Center,

and Poster Forum Open

8:30 am – 10:00 am

General Session

10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Technical Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch On Your Own and

Lightning Talks

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception and Door Prizes

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Exhibits, Resource Center,

and Poster Forum Open

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:30 am – 5:00 am

Concurrent Technical Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch On Own

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception and Door Prizes

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibits Dismantle

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Awards Banquet

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Field Trip to South Easton Pond Dam

in Newport

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Field Trip to Spaulding Pond Dam in

Norwich, CT

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Field Trip to Alden Research

Laboratory, Holden, MA

“I really appreciate the

structure of the conference’s

sessions. It is nice that you

have concurrent sessions

touching on a variety of

areas like policy, planning,

geotechnical, engineering,

etc. Such a format provides

something for everyone and

allows everyone’s needs to

be met.”

2012 Annual Conference Attendee

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Guest Information

Guest Registration

($100 per person) allows spouses, family members and other nonbusiness

guests to attend the morning continental breakfasts, all three

evening receptions, and the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Guest Tour to the Elms Mansion and Narragansett Bay

Lighthouse Cruise

Sign up for this terrific tour featuring two of Rhode Island’s most popular

attractions!

Start the day with a tour of one of Newport’s treasured seaside

mansions. The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward

Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Philadelphia architect

Horace Trumbauer designed the house in 1898, modeled after the

mid-18th century French chateau d’Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris.

The Elms “cottage” was built in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately

$1.4 million. The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and

Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds’ outstanding

collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian

paintings, and Oriental jades. The elaborate Classical Revival gardens

were developed between 1907 and 1914. They include terraces displaying

marble and bronze sculpture, a park of fine specimen trees and a lavish

lower garden featuring marble pavilions, fountains, a sunken garden and

carriage house and garage.

After the tour, guests will enjoy a light lunch at the historic carriage house

overlooking the Grand Allee, fountains and sunken garden. After lunch,

re-board the motorcoach for a scenic 25 minute ride to South Kingstown,

home of Rhode Island Bay Cruises. Guests will be treated to a narrated

cruise of Narragansett Bay aboard the Millennium Catamaran, the largest

most luxurious sightseeing catamaran in the New England area. The

vessel can accommodate 400 passengers, has three viewing levels,

outside sundeck seating, climate controlled interior seating, three

restrooms and a full service bar/galley. This special 90-minute cruise

showcases some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful lighthouses, ten

beautiful islands, the breathtaking Jamestown & Newport Bridges,

and historic Fort Adams.

Monday, September 9

8:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Fee $75 includes deluxe

motorcoach transportation,

guided mansion tour, light

lunch, bay cruise, taxes and

gratuities. Please wear

comfortable walking shoes

and bring a rain jacket and

your camera.

Field Trips

Alden Research Laboratory

Sunday, September 8, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Founded in 1894, Alden

Research Laboratory, Inc.

is the oldest continuously

operating hydraulic laboratory

in the United States and

one of the oldest in the

world. From the early days

of hydropower development

and aviation, through World

Wars I and II, and into the

modern world defined by

environmental needs, Alden

has been a recognized leader

in the in the field of flow

modeling, testing, and consulting.

Alden regularly performs physical models, computational models and

field measurements for spillways, hydropower systems, and reservoirs.

Attendees will see flow models of power plant, water treatment and

conveyance systems, as well as water intakes, pumping stations, pumped

storage reservoirs, and nuclear power plant systems. In addition, the trip

will include a tour of Alden’s live fish testing flumes for evaluation of fish

passage and fish protection systems.

Adding to the historical interest, attendees will be able to view the original

and still active Alden hydraulic laboratory building, constructed in 1894, as

well as the flow meter calibration operation, and scaled gas flow models

of air pollution control systems.

Cost: $45 per person includes guided tour and, motorcoach

transportation, snacks and beverages. (This trip will be repeated on

Thursday morning, Sept. 12.)

South Easton Pond Dam: Repairs to a Unique Dam

with Full Reservoir on the Newport Coast

Thursday, September 12, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (or 5:00 pm)

This field trip will

review the challenges

addressed through

design and construction

of repairs to the

South Easton Pond

Dam in Newport,

Rhode Island.

Constructed in the

late 1800’s and repaired

after the 1938

hurricane, the South

Easton Pond Dam reflects more than 70 years of history on the coast of

Rhode Island. At more than 5,500 feet, it is one of the longest earthen

water supply embankments in Rhode Island and is a critical part of

Newport’s water supply reservoir system. The dam has suffered damage

from a number of storms since its last reconstruction in 1939, particularly

from loss of slope armor protection and subsequent erosion of

embankment soils that had reduced the embankment’s crest width

and threatened its overall stability.

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A severe nor’easter in April 2007 caused substantial damage, nearly

resulting in a breach of the embankment and loss of the reservoir, which

was avoided only by emergency actions by the City’s public utilities crews.

The City immediately undertook a program to repair approximately 3,000

feet of the embankment to withstand future storms. Construction access

and control of water were identified as critical challenges to the safe and

cost effective repair of the dam.

Several constraints had to be addressed through design and construction,

including:

• Private properties and the drainage channel along the embankment toe

precluded access.

• Crest widths of three to eight feet were inadequate to support

construction equipment.

• Maintenance of full reservoir levels for water supply was required

throughout construction.

• Construction barges were not initially allowed due to the risk of water

contamination.

Field trip participants will have the opportunity to walk the embankment

to see the repair areas, and learn how design and construction approaches

addressed the site’s access challenges. Box lunches will be served on the

adjacent beach, within view of the historic mansions on the famous Cliff

Walk. This 3.5-mile path was named one of fifty “Places of a Lifetime” by

National Geographic Traveler. This trip also features an optional afternoon

visit to Newport’s Historic Wharf District, with free time to explore

harbor-front shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions.

Cost: $75 per person includes guided tour and motorcoach transportation,

box lunch and beverages. Note: Attendees may choose to depart the dam

site at 1:30 pm (arriving in Providence at 2:30) or depart Newport Harbor

at 4:00 pm (arriving in Providence at 5:00 pm).

Lunch and additional presentations will take place at the lakeside pavilion

in Mohegan Park adjacent to the Spaulding Pond. Mohegan Park is a

popular Norwich park located north and west of and about 200 feet

higher in elevation than the downtown area. The 1963 breach wave

originated at the Spaulding Dam in Mohegan Park, swept down to the

frozen Skating Pond causing extensive damage to that dam. Downstream

flows below the Skating Pond Dam were (and are still) culverted, which

caused the breach wave, carrying blocks of ice, to flow through city streets

causing extensive damage.

The Spaulding dam and dike which replaced the failed dam were designed

by the Soil Conservation Service in 1963-64 and constructed in 1964

under a State Water Resources Commission permit. First filling was in the

summer of 1965. Modifications to the emergency spillway were made

under Connecticut DEP permit in 1993. The flood control dam was

designed to store the inflow of a 100 year storm without auxiliary spillway

discharge. Also rebuilt as a flood control structure following the breach

failure was the downstream Skating Pond Dam.

Cost: $75 per person includes guided tour and, motorcoach

transportation, box lunch and beverages.

Alden Research Laboratory, Holden, MA

Thursday, September 12, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

See description on previous page.

Cost: $45 per person includes guided tour and, motorcoach

transportation, snacks and beverages.

Spaulding Pond Dam, Norwich, CT

Thursday, September 12, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This field trip will include tours of the both the downstream areas

impacted by the 1963 dam failure, and the current Spaulding Pond Dam,

which was built in 1964.

The driving tour of the path of the 1963 breach wave will start at the

original dam site in the city’s Mohegan Park and will include views of the

downstream Skating Pond Dam, the Brook Street garage, Centennial

Square, Lake Street and other points of interest. ASDSO has invited flood

survivors Tom Moody and Tony Orsini, as well as city historian Dale

Plummer to narrate this portion of the tour.

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dam owner workshop

Tuesday, September 10

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials is pleased to host a one

day Dam Safety Workshop for Owners and Operators in conjunction

with the Dam Safety 2013 conference. The workshop will be co-hosted

by the state dam safety offices of the:

• Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management,

• Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,

• New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, and

• Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

This workshop is designed to provide practical, straightforward information

on topics of importance to anyone that owns or operates a

dam. Dam owners and operators in these New England states will be

invited to participate, and the workshop content will be tailored to their

specific training needs.

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to educate dam owners and

operators about the following topics:

State dam safety laws and regulations

• Extreme storm events and potential dam failure conditions

• Owner responsibilities/liabilities and security issues

Dam operations, maintenance, and inspections

• Developing and implementing emergency action plans

• Procedures for retaining a professional engineer to inspect,

investigate and evaluate dams.

The workshop will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on

Tuesday, September 10. Information will be available throughout the

day, and participants will have the opportunity to meet and network

with state dam safety officials and other dam owners/operators, as well

as conference exhibitors, sponsors and attendees during exhibit show

hours.

Invitations and registration info will be mailed separately to dam owners

and operators prior to the workshop and conference.

Workshop instructor: Mr. Philip W. Moreschi, P.E. is a partner in the

engineering firm of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., located in Manchester,

Connecticut with offices in West Springfield and Lakeville, MA and

Providence, RI. Mr. Moreschi is a civil engineer with 28 years of experience

working in the water resources field. He served as Principal

Engineer in charge of Connecticut’s Dam Safety Program, and is one of

the founding members of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.

For the last 18 years he has been a consulting engineer providing dam

safety and water resources consulting services throughout southern

New England.

“I am responsible for the safety

of a dozen dams. I have not had

formal training in dam design,

construction, etc. The conference

provides good information to help

me better understand dam design,

construction and maintenance.”

2012 Annual Conference Attendee

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Awards banquet

Wednesday, September 11

6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Honorary Members: The Board of Directors will occasionally honor an

individual who has contributed to the improvement of ASDSO and the

advancement of dam safety over a lifetime of work. This is a rare award

and only goes to a select few.

ASDSO annually honors those individuals and organizations making

exemplary contributions to the improvement of dam safety in the U.S.

These awards will be presented at the 2013 Annual Awards Banquet, on

Wednesday evening, September 11. All registered conference attendees

are welcome. Please join ASDSO and your colleagues in a celebratory

evening to close the conference and honor the award recipients

and their accomplishments.

Regional Awards of Merit: Awarded to individuals, companies, municipalities,

or other entities that have made outstanding contributions to

dam safety on a regional level. Past winners include companies owning

or operating dams that have shown marked improvement in maintaining

or rehabilitating their dam(s); individuals who have made exemplary

contributions to dam safety in their communities; and local agencies

with innovative ideas for improving their dam safety programs.

National Award of Merit: Chosen by the ASDSO Board of Directors, this

award honors an individual or organization contributing to dam safety

on a national level.

National Rehabilitation Project of the Year: This award recognizes

developer of a unique remedial design that advances the state-ofthe-art

in the field of dam safety and exemplifies the high professional

engineering standards that dam safety requires.

New this Year: Danny K. McCook

Award of Merit in Geotechnical

Engineering for Dam Safety. This

award was created to honor long-time

ASDSO member and contributor,

Danny K. McCook, P.E. A nationallyrespected

geotechnical engineer,

Mr. McCook was also a valued mentor

and teacher to many in the dam safety

community. After a 44 year career

with the Natural Resources

Conservation Service and as an

independent consultant, he passed

away suddenly in January, 2013. To honor and continue his legacy,

the ASDSO Advisory Committee has established the Danny K. McCook

Award of Merit, to recognize an individual for outstanding

contributions to dam safety in the field of geotechnical engineering.

For information on how to nominate someone for this new ASDSO

award, please contact info@damsafety.org

President’s Award: The ASDSO president gives special recognition to

someone, either for contributions to the advancement of dam safety or

for specific assistance to the president over his/her term of office.

Dam operations and maintenance form

a major part of my job responsibilities.

This conference provided up-to-date

technical information on this field.”

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featured Tracks

The ASDSO national conference’s reputation is tied inextricably to the quality

of its educational content. The technical agenda is the keystone of the

conference, and is designed to provide practical approaches to the day-to-day

issues faced by dam safety professionals working in both the private and public

sectors. ASDSO’s goal is for all participants, whether they are dam owners,

operators, engineering consultants, contractors, or regulators to acquire new

tools and valuable info they can use right away to do their jobs better.

The Dam Safety 2013 agenda is highlighted by several tracks that will be of

particular benefit to attendees. Note: Attendees are welcome to attend any

general and concurrent session they wish – these tracks are just mentioned to

aid and inform the process of choosing which sessions to attend.

Levee Policy and the State of Levee Safety in the U.S.

Work continues at the federal, state and local level to coordinate levee safety

efforts and establish a national levee safety program. This track of sessions

provides valuable information on a variety of levee safety policy and engineering

topics.

Presentations

Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force

Update on WRDA

Publication of the International Levee Handbook

Taking out the “Guesswork” when Evaluating Large Levee Systems

Failure Analysis of 2009 Connecticut River Levee Failure near Hadley, MA

Design Modifications and Rehabilitation of an Existing Levee Protecting a Waste

Water Treatment Plant

Life’s a Breach: FEMA’s New Structural-Based Inundation Procedures for Non-

Accredited Levees

Results of Full-Scale Wave Overtopping Simulation on Levee Slopes with

Vegetative and Manufactured Protective Cover

Estimating duration and magnitude of wind setup and wind set back loading on

embankments

DineAround

When: Monday, September 9

12:00 pm-1:30 pm

What: A chance to enjoy lunch while

networking and meeting new people!

Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy

lunch while networking and meeting new

people! ASDSO is making reservations at some

of the local eateries for our annual Dam Safety

Dine-Around. Sign up in the registration area

to claim a seat at your restaurant of choice

(we’ll have lots of great places to choose

from!), and we’ll make sure there’s a table

waiting for you and some of your fellow Dam

Safety attendees. This is a great way to extend

your networking outside of the scheduled

conference sessions -- and because anyone

can sign up to dine at any restaurant, you never

know who you might be seated with.

We’re reserving a limited number of tables, so

sign up early if you want to participate. We’ll

take the stress out of where to go and what to

do ... and leave the networking to you. This is

an “ASDSO organized,” event folks, not ASDSO

sponsored. We’ll make sure you have a seat,

but lunch is on you!

Mark Your Calendar

ASDSO is pleased to announce that plans are

underway for:

Dam Safety 2014: September 20-25 in

San Diego, California

“As always, an excellent conference

for technical content and networking.”

2012 Annual Conference Attendee.

Dam Safety 2015: September 13-17 in

New Orleans, Louisiana

Dam Safety 2016: September 11-15 in

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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featured tracks

National Dam Security Forum “Improving

Dam Security and Preparedness, Enhancing

Community Resilience”

ASDSO and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are

collaborating for the sixth consecutive year to conduct the National

Dam Security Forum as part of the ASDSO conference. The

presentation topics will appeal to a broad range of dam safety,

security/protection, and emergency management stakeholders and

will provide a unique opportunity to learn about a variety of issues

ranging from security considerations to emergency preparedness

and resiliency efforts.

Presentations

Blast Damage Experiments and Simulations for Gravity Dams

Assessing the Impacts of Explosions on Embankment Dams and

Levees

Spillway Gates Experimental and Analytical Research

Life Loss Estimation from a Flood Event: A New Approach to

Evacuation and Fatality with Uncertainty

Using ECAM to Estimate Indirect Economic Consequences of Flood

Events

Practical Tools for Estimating Loss of Life from Flooding: Which

Approach Should I Use?

Counter-Terrorism Capabilities Exercise: West Pinopolis Dam,

Moncks Corner SC

A Pilot Project: Rapid Hazard Classification Screening of Non-

Federally Owned Dams on Federal Land

How to Implement Security in a State Dam Safety Program

SimRiskCalc - A Spreadsheet Implementation for Simplified Risk

Analysis Calculations

Dam Sector Security Risk Methodologies vs. ISO Standards

Measuring Loss of Life: Are More Standards Needed for a Highly

Detailed Approach

Cyber Security Issues for Performance Monitoring Systems

Update on Dams Sector Cyber-Security Task Force

Worldwide Attacks Against Dams: A Historical Perspective

Active Shooter and Workplace Violence – Have a Plan

was created to support this goal and to inform the dam safety

community of the important lessons learned from both historic and

recent dam failures and incidents.

Presentations

50th Anniversary of Spaulding Pond Dam Failure

Decade Anniversary Dam Failures:

90th: Gleno Dam in Italy

80th: Castlewood Canyon Dam in Colorado

70th: Eder and Mohne Dams in Germany

50th: Baldwin Hills Dam in California

50th: Vajont Dam in Italy

10th: Silver Lake Dam in Michigan

Behavior of Dams under Large Floods

Fire, Flooding, and Overtopping at the Santa Clara Pueblo Dams

Damage and Recovery from Hurricane Irene – 3 Dam Failure Case

Studies In Massachusetts

The Influence of Dam Failures on Dam Safety Laws in Pennsylvania

Infamous Concrete Dam Failures: Separating Fact from Folklore

Human Factors in Dam Failure

Case Studies in Dam Rehabilitation

Always a popular category of sessions, particularly given the

emphasis on new technologies and lessons learned.

Presentations

Challenges of Building an RCC Dam on a Karstic Foundation

Rehabilitation of Nacala Dam, Mozambique

Tsaile Dam Rehabilitation

Emergency Repairs: Muskingum Dam No. 6

Facelift and Increased Functionality and Reliability of a 68-yr Old

Terminal Storage Reservoir

The Rehabilitation of the Lake Gerard Dams

Replacing 235 Years of Dam Good Service - The New Ragged

Mountain Dam

Ashton Dam - Meeting the Challenge of Reconstructing History

Picatinny Arsenal Dams - The Long Road to Rehab

Dam Failures and Incidents

Dam failures represent critical opportunities to learn why dams fail

and for improving dam safety across the industry. Recognizing this

truth, ASDSO formed the Dam Failures and Incidents Committee,

and charged it with the task of recommending advancements in

the areas of dam failure investigation and response. The track

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Soapbox session

Wednesday, September 11

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hazard Classification Review for Existing Dams

Hazard (Potential) Classification is an important dam safety

tool. This soapbox session will discuss how states and other

authorities prioritize, conduct and verify hazard classifications

on dams within their jurisdiction. Specific topics to be

discussed include acceptable methods of inundation analysis

including inflow flooding; how likelihood of fatalities or

damage is evaluated; and resources available to authorities

for the hazard classification process.

FEMA 333 (1998, Reprinted 2004) uses a three

classification system (Low; Significant; and High).

Some authorities also consider risk to natural resources.

Hazard classification is used by many states and other

jurisdictions to determine design standards and frequency

of dam safety inspections. Classification criteria are often

based on water depth and velocity at potentially occupied

structures, roads, or other property, as determined from

dam breach inundation analysis. Consequences of incorrect

hazard classification on existing dams can include: dams

not designed, maintained or repaired consistent with

downstream risk; accidents that could have been prevented

by timely dam safety inspections; lack of emergency

preparedness; and lack of resources for dam rehabilitation.

Moderator: Keith Mills, P.E., G.E., Oregon Water Resources

Department

New York’s Draft Guidelines for Dam Hazard Classification

Alon Dominitz, P.E., Chief – Dam Safety Section, NY

Department of Environmental Conservation

Hazard Reclassification for Dams in Oklahoma

Yohanes Sugeng, P.E., CFM, Dam Safety Program Manager;

Zachary Hollandsworth, E.I., Dam Safety Engineer; and

Robert S. Fabian, Technical Section Program Manager, OK

Water Resources Board

Low Hazard Maybe, Great Value Absolutely. Screening

Level Risk Assessment for Low Hazard Dams

Mark E. Baker, P.E., Dam Safety Officer, National Park

Service; Elena Sossenkina, P.E., National Technical Advisor;

and Keith A. Ferguson, P.E., Principal Professional Associate

and National Practice Leader, HDR, Inc.

“I have been attending various

annual conferences for 13 years,

and this was the best I’ve seen.

The material was timely, straightforward,

well-presented, and

relevant--particularly the

hydrology discussions.

The venue was more than

adequate, convenient and the

amenities appreciated.”

2012 Annual Conference Attendee

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FULL TECHNICAL AGENDA

Saturday

SEPTEMBER 7

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ASDSO Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday

SEPTEMBER 8

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Golf Outing

1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Field Trip to Alden Research Laboratory in

Holden, Massachusetts

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Leadership Day for State Officials

Schedule of Activities:

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Regional Caucus Meetings

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Annual Business Meeting

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Discussion on Effectively

Responding to Failures with the Dam Failure

Investigation Guideline

Led by James Pawloski, P.E., Michigan

Department of Environmental Quality.

Snacks & beverages provided.

MONDAY

SEPTEMBER 9

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening General Session

Welcome Remarks

ASDSO Report

Washington Update

Invited: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode

Island

Keynote

David Cay Johnston,

Distinguished Visiting

Lecturer, Syracuse University

College of Law

and Whitman School of

Management; investigative journalist and author,

and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat

Reporting

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Guest Tour to Newport, Rhode Island

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit & Poster Forum Setup

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Levee Safety - New

Policies and Guidelines

Moderated by Stephen W. Verigin, P.E., GEI

Consultants, Inc.

Flood Protection Structure Accreditation

Task Force

Geoffrey Henggeler, Levee Safety Program

Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Update on WRDA

Susan Gilson, Executive Director, National

Association of Flood and Stormwater

Management Agencies

Publication of the International Levee

Handbook

Michael K. Sharp, PhD, P.E., Technical Director,

US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research

& Development Center

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Sixth Annual National

Dam Security Forum Kick-Off: Blast Damage

Research

Moderated by Robert K. Martinez, P.E., Nevada

Division of Water Resources

Blast Damage Experiments and Simulations

for Gravity Dams

William M. Hossley, Mathematician; and

Stephen Akers, Ph.D., Research Civil Engineer;

Landon K. Davis, Research Consultant; and

Carol F. Johnson Geotechnical and Structures

Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers

Assessing the Impacts of Explosions on

Embankment Dams and Levees

James Parkes, Senior Geotechnical Engineer;

Hugh Kelly, P.E., P.G., Senior Supervising

Engineer; George Munfakh, P.E.; and Sunghoon

Choi, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.

Spillway Gates Experimental and Analytical

Research

Jose A. Rullan-Rodriguez, Research Civil

Engineer; Robert S. Browning, IV, M.S., E.I,

Research Structural Engineer; Robert E.

Walker, Research Structural Engineer; James

L. O’Daniel, Research Structural Engineer; and

William M. Hossley, Program Manager, U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Outlet Works

Moderated by Charles B. Wilson, P.E., Schnabel

Engineering

Planning and Design of a New Low Level

Outlet

Everette H. Knight, P.E., Senior Associate, Hazen

& Sawyer, P.C.; Emory Chase, Gilboa Dam

Construction Accountable Manager; and John H.

Vickers, P.E., Chief, Western Operations Division,

New York City Department of Environmental

Protection

Under Pressure: Aging Outlet Conduits

Jeremy R. Young, P.E., Associate; and John P.

Harrison, P.E., Principal, Schnabel Engineering;

and Tyson R. Clouser, P.E., Project Engineer,

Pennsylvania American Water

Sliplining vs. Cut & Cover Spillway

Rehabilitation - Lessons Learned

Michael K. Sotak, P.E., Owner/Principal Engineer,

FYRA Engineering

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Advances in Seepage

Analysis

Moderated by Gregory Zamensky, P.E., Black &

Veatch Corporation

Herbert Hoover Dike – Risk Analysis Update

for a 143 Mile Long Dam in South Florida

Mark W. Pabst, P.E., Senior Technical Specialist,

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; B. Davis; J. Davis;

J. Drayton; J. France; R. Grove; A. Hill; J. Kendall;

C. Papiernik; J. Williams; and J. Wright

Early Seepage Design and Imperial Dam

Internal Erosion Concerns

Daniel W. Osmun, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer,

Bureau of Reclamation

The Effects of Geometry in Levee

Underseepage Reliability

Lourdes Polanco, Graduate Student; and John D.

Rice, Assistant Professor, Utah State University

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch On Own & Dine-Around

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Levee Safety

Addressing Technical Issues

Moderated by Meghan C. Quinn, P.E., M.S.C.E.,

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Taking out the “Guesswork” when Evaluating

Large Levee Systems

Michael G. Cox, P.E., P.P., Senior Project

Manager; and Richard K. Lee, P.G., Principal

Geophysicist, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Failure Analysis of 2009 Connecticut River

Levee Failure near Hadley, MA

David W. Sykora, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Principal

Engineer and Office Director, Exponent

Design Modifications and Rehabilitation of

an Existing Levee Protecting a Waste Water

Treatment Plant

Tyler C. Dunn, P.E., Senior Geotechnical

Engineer; Michael P. Smith, Geotechnical

Engineer; and Stephen L. Whiteside, P.E., Vice

President, CDM Smith

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Tools for Estimating

Consequences

Moderated by James W. Gallagher, P.E., New

Hampshire Department of Environmental

Services

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University

Life Loss Estimation from a Flood Event: A

New Approach to Evacuation and Fatality

with Uncertainty

Jason T. Needham, Consequence Specialist,

and Woodrow L. Fields, Hydraulic Engineer; U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers

Using ECAM to Estimate Indirect Economic

Consequences of Flood Events

Miles K. Light, Ph.D., Research Faculty, Business

Research Division, University of Colorado-

Boulder

Practical Tools for Estimating Loss of Life

from Flooding: Which Approach Should I Use?

Jason T. Needham, Consequence Specialist, U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Federal Guidelines and

Policy Updates

Moderated by Eric J. Ditchey, P.E., McCormick

Taylor, Inc.

Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design

Floods for Dams: Beyond the Guidelines

Gregory L. Richards, P.E., CFM, Hydraulic and

Hydrologic Engineer; Paul G. Schweiger, P.E.,

CFM, Vice President; and Amanda J. Hess, P.E.,

CFM, H&H Group Manager, Gannett Fleming,

Inc.; Arthur C. Miller, P.E., Ph.D., CFM, Science

Practice Leader, AECOM; and James E. Demby,

Jr., P.E., Senior Technical and Policy Advisor,

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA 64 – Emergency Action Planning for

Dams: Modernizing an Historical Guidance

Document

Mishelle R. Noble-Blair, Senior Plant Engineer,

Fairfax Water - Griffith Water Treatment

Plant; and James E. Demby, Jr., P.E., Senior

Technical and Policy Advisor, Federal Emergency

Management Agency

US Army Corps of Engineers Seepage Control

Cutoffs for Dam and Levees Engineering

Manual (EM)

David B. Paul, Lead Civil Engineer, U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Breach Modeling –

Subjectivity, Probability and Risk

Moderated by Gregory S. Paxson, P.E., Schnabel

Engineering

The Personality Effect

Michael T. Chilson, Senior Project Civil Engineer,

Golder Associates Inc.

Impact of Spatial Resolution on Downstream

Flood Hazard Due to Dam Break Events Using

Probabilistic Flood Modeling

Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf, Graduate Research

Assistant; Nowfel Mahmud Bhuyian, Graduate

Research Assistant; and Alfred Kalyanapu,

Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological

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Moving Towards Risk-Informed Dam Breach

Modeling

Christopher R. Goodell, Project Manager, WEST

Consultants, Inc.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Levee Safety –Focus on

Overtopping

Moderated by Jeffery G. Powers, P.E., Florence

& Hutcheson, Inc.

Life’s a Breach: FEMA’s New Structural-Based

Inundation Procedures for Non-Accredited

Levees

Tadd Henson, P.E., CFM, Senior Associate,

Stantec Consulting, Inc.; and Amy Bergbreiter,

P.E., CFM, Project Manager, ATKINS

Results of Full-Scale Wave Overtopping

Simulation on Levee Slopes with Vegetative

and Manufactured Protective Cover

Natalie A. Youngblood, Research Associate;

Christopher I. Thornton, Ph.D., Director; Steven

A. Hughes, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist;

and Bryan Scholl, Research Associate, Colorado

State University; and Jeffrey Beasley, Ph.D.,

Louisiana State University

Estimating duration and magnitude of

wind setup and wind set back loading on

embankments

William J. Badini, CFM, Meteorologist; Elena

Sossenkina, P.E., National Technical Advisor;

and Katie Duty, P.E., Florida Water Resources

Leader, HDR Engineering, Inc.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Improving the

Protection of Dams

Moderated by Roger P. Adams, P.E.,

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental

Protection

Counter-Terrorism Capabilities Exercise:

West Pinopolis Dam, Moncks Corner SC

S. Duane Lewis, Deputy Chief, Santee Cooper

Public Service Authority Law Enforcement

Division

A Pilot Project: Rapid Hazard Classification

Screening of Non-Federally Owned Dams on

Federal Land

Russell Reed, Water Resources Engineer;

and Jason H. Thom, Senior Water Resources

Engineer, DOWL HKM; Michele Lemieux, P.E.,

Dam Safety Project Manager, MT Department of

Natural Resources & Conservation; and Christina

Sorrels, Civil Engineer, USDA – Forest Service

How to Implement Security in a State Dam

Safety Program

John H. Moyle, P.E., Manager, New Jersey

Department of Environmental Protection

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Overcoming

Construction Obstacles – Man vs.

Environment

Moderated by Robert R. Bowers, P.E., O’Brien

and Gere

Successful Reconstruction of 3,000 feet of

Earthen Embankment with a Full Reservoir

- Collaboration During Construction – Case

Study of the South Easton Pond Dam Repairs

Nils Wiberg, P.E., CFM, Senior Project Manager,

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.; and Julia A. Forgue, P.E.,

Director of Utilities, City of Newport

A Collaborative Success - Construction of the

Mormon Island Auxilliary Dam Key-Block for

Seismic Rehabilitation

Eric S. Lindquist, Principal/Director of

Engineering, Brierley Associates; Jonathan

Harris, Civil/Geotechnical Engineer, Bureau of

Reclamation; Rob Jameson, Project Manager,

Malcolm Drilling Company, Inc.; and Trace

Porter, Project Manager, Shimmick Construction

Company, Inc.

Racing into Future with the Indian Run Dam

Rehabilitation

Jennifer M. Kowalonek, P.E., LEED AP, Project

Manager, Alfred Benesch & Company

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: State Program Activities

– Regulation, Review and Response

Moderated by Randall P. Bass, P.E., Schnabel

Engineering

Regulating for Small Dams and Small Dam

Owners

J. Matthew Bellisle, P.E., Senior Vice President,

PARE Corporation; David Chopy, Chief; and

Paul Guglielmino, Senior Sanitary Engineer, RI

Department of Environmental Management

Failure Modes of RCC Overtopping Design

That Every State Dam Safety Regulator

Needs to Know

Thomas I. Roberts, P.E., C.F.M., Regional

Dam Safety Engineer, VA Department of

Conservation & Recreation; Fares Y. Abdo,

P.E., Director of Technical Services, Morgan

Corporation; and David A. Krisnitski, P.E.,

C.F.M., Water Resources Engineer, Froehling &

Robertson, Inc.

Mississippi’s Big Dig - Managing the Percy

Quin Dam Incident

James MacLellan, P.E., Division of Dam Safety,

MS Department of Environmental Quality

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception


TUESDAY

SEPTEMBER 10

8:30 am – 10:00 am

General Session: 50th Anniversary of

Spaulding Pond Dam Failure

Moderated by Mark E. Baker, P.E., National Park

Service

Background and Failure

Thomas Moody; Jr., Author of the book: “A

Swift and Deadly Maelstrom: The Great Norwich

Flood of 1963”

Warning and Evacuation

Wayne J. Graham, P.E., US Bureau of

Reclamation (retired)

Failure Investigation

Steve J. Poulos, Ph.D., Principal, GEI Consultants,

Inc.;

Impact on CT Dam Safety Program and the

New Dam

Peter L. Spangenberg, CEIII, Connecticut

Department of Environmental Protection

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: A Century of Dam

Failures

Moderated by: Dusty Myers, P.E., Mississippi

Department of Environmental Quality

90th: Gleno Dam in Italy

Scott M. Arends, Hanson Professional

Services, Inc.; and William R. Fiedler, Bureau of

Reclamation

80th: Castlewood Canyon Dam in Colorado

Lee Mauney, Bureau of Reclamation

70th: Eder and Mohne Dams in Germany

Dusty Myers, P.E., Mississippi Department of

Environmental Quality

50th: Baldwin Hills Dam in California

Lucas A. Trumble, P.E., Michigan Department of

Environmental Quality

50th: Vajont Dam in Italy

Lee Mauney, Bureau of Reclamation; and Wayne

Graham, P.E., Bureau of Reclamation (retired)

10th: Silver Lake Dam in Michigan

James T. Pawloski, P.E., and Lucas A. Trumble,

P.E., Michigan Department of Environmental

Quality

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Risk Assessment

Methodologies

Moderated by Steven McEvoy, P.E., North

Carolina Department of Natural and

Environmental Resources

SimRiskCalc - A Spreadsheet Implementation

for Simplified Risk Analysis Calculations

John W. France, P.E., Vice President, URS

Corporation; and Mark W. Pabst, P.E., Senior

Geotechnical Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers

Dam Sector Security Risk Methodologies vs.

ISO Standards

William Foos, MBA, Security Consultant,

Security Management Solutions, LLC

Measuring Loss of Life: Are More Standards

Needed for a Highly Detailed Approach?

Michael Crouch, CFM, P.E.; and Nathan

Lefkovitz, GSP, AMEC Environment and

Infrastructure

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Inspection of Dams –

Beyond the Checklist

Moderated by Anthony M. Nokovich, P.E.,

Pennsylvania American Water

Detailed Inspections, Modeling, and

Forward Thinking: Preserving the Historic

Germantown and Englewood Dams

Michael A. Lach, Geotechnical Engineer; Kapila

S. Pathirage, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer;

and William J. Friers, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer,

CDM Smith; and Barry Puskas, Manager,

Technical Services, Miami Conservancy District

Pocket Safety Guide for Dams and

Impoundments and Training DVD

James S. Groenier, Project Leader, USDA –

Forest Service

The Path of Least Resistance? Inspecting

Where Water Should and Should Not Flow at

an Earthen Dam

Trevor W. Timberlake, Project Manager and

Water Resources Engineer, URS Corporation;

and Gary Wells, P.E., Senior Dam Safety

Engineer, Kentucky Division of Water

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Floodwave Modeling

Moderated by John Ritchey, P.E., New Jersey

Department of Environmental Protection

Reassessing Dam Hazard Classification: Part

II Consequence Evaluation Using State-ofthe-Art

Hydraulic Modeling Tools

Benjamin P. Israel-Devadason, P.E., CFM.,

Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineer; Amanda J.

Hess, P.E., CFM, H&H Group Manager; and Paul

G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett

Fleming, Inc.; and Brad Iarossi, P.E., Chief of Dam

Safety, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Comparison of 2-Dimensional Hydraulic

Models for Assessing Levee Breach

Inundations

Christopher Bahner, Senior Hydraulic Engineer,

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Grab-N-Go Presentations/Short Talks:

Dam Break and Flood Wave Routing - One-

Dimension or Two

Cidney Jones, EIT, Teaching Assistant; and

Norman D. Folmar, Ph.D., P.E., Instructor

and Undergraduate Program Director, The

Pennsylvania State University

Applicability of Two-Dimensional Dam Failure

Inundation Modeling

Claire Sichko, Hydraulic Engineer; and David

Railsback, Hydraulic Engineer, ARCADIS

WINDAM C Earthen Embankment Internal

Erosion Analysis Software Abstract

Karl Visser, Hydraulic Engineer, USDA – Natural

Resources Conservation Service; Ronald D.

Tejral, Research Engineer, UDSA – Agricultural

Research Service; and Mitchell Neilsen,

Professor, Kansas State University

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch on Own & Lightning Talks

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Dam Failures, Incidents

and Exceptional Circumstances

Moderated by Brian Desfosses, P.E., New

Hampshire Department of Environmental

Services

Behavior of Dams under Large Floods

Mohammed G. Kabir, Civil Engineer, Federal

Energy Regulatory Commission

Fire, Flooding, and Overtopping at the Santa

Clara Pueblo Dams

Michael C. Vail, P.E., Civil Engineer; and Jack G.

Byers, P.E., Branch Chief, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Damage and Recovery from Hurricane Irene –

3 Dam Failure Case Studies In Massachusetts

Steven M. Sroka, P.E., Project Engineer; and

Christopher D. Haker, P.E., Principal Engineer,

Tighe & Bond

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Cyber Security Issues

Moderated by Barry Kuehnle, Federal Energy

Regulatory Commission

Cyber Security Issues for Performance

Monitoring Systems

W. Allen Marr, Ph.D., P.E., Geocomp Corporation;

and William Broderick, P.E., Managing Principal,

Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.

Update on Dams Sector Cyber-Security Task

Force

James Graham, Ph.D., Speed School-ECE

Department, University of Louisville

Third Presentation TBA.

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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Reducing the Cost

of Dam Removals Through Sediment

Management

Moderated by Philip W. Moreschi, P.E., CFM,

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Finding Solutions to Potentially Conflicting

Implications of Dam Removal - Two Case

Studies (Springborn Pond Dam and Seymour

Reservoir Dams)

Jennifer L. Perry, P.E., Supervising

Environmental Analyst, CT Department of

Energy and Environmental Protection; and

Joshua H. Wilson, PWS, Project Manager, Fuss

& O’Neill, Inc

Condit Dam Removal: Demolition is not

construction, lessons learned from the

removal of a 100-year old structure

Stephen Caruana, Environmental Planning

Leader, Kleinfelder, Inc.

Dam Removal in New York - A Case Study

in Satisfying Dam Safety and Restoration

Criteria

Gary B. Emmanuel, P.E., Senior Managing

Engineer; and Steven H. Snider, P.E., Project

Manager, O’Brien & Gere

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Pore Pressures and

Slope Stability Analysis

Moderated by Joseph R. Kula, P.E., URS

Corporation

Using Piezometers to Predict Extreme

Conditions at Dams

Benjamin C. Doerge, P.E., G.E., Geotechnical

Engineer, USDA – Natural Resources

Conservation Service

Some Unexpected “Modern” Complications

in Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis:

Modeling Seepage and Strength for Flood

Loaded Structures, Part 2

Scott E. Shewbridge, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Senior

Geotechnical and Risk Engineer; and Jeff A.

Schaefer, Lead Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers

Evaluation of Reoperation at San Justo

Reservoir

Graham C. Bradner, C.HG, C.E.G., Senior

Geologist; and Stephen W. Verigin, P.E., Senior

Vice-President, GEI Consultants, Inc.; and Harry

L. Blohm, Blohm Consulting

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: After the Flood – The

Effects of Dam Failures on People and

Communities

Moderated by Arthur C. Miller, P.E., CFM,

AECOM

The Influence of Dam Failures on Dam Safety

Laws in Pennsylvania

Andrew T. Rose, Ph.D., Associate Professor,

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Infamous Concrete Dam Failures: Separating

Fact from Folklore

Robert A. Kline, Jr., P.E., Vice President and

Engineering Manager, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Human Factors in Dam Failure

Irfan A. Alvi, P.E., President and Chief Engineer,

Alvi Associates, Inc.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Lessons Learned from

Attacks on Dams

Moderated by Enrique Matheu, Department of

Homeland Security

Worldwide Attacks Against Dams: A

Historical Perspective

Michael L. Bowen, Chief, Dams and Water

Infrastructure Section; Daniel Rivera, Security

Specialist; Michelle L. Yezierski, P.E., Civil

Engineer; and Enrique E. Matheu, Ph.D.,

Branch Chief, Critical Lifelines, Department of

Homeland Security

Active Shooter and Workplace Violence –

Have a Plan

Alan Seitz, Protective Security Advisor, National

Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S.

Department of Homeland Security

Third Presentation TBA

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: RCC Case Studies

Moderated by Terrence E. Arnold, P.E., MWH

Americas, Inc.

Rehabilitation of New Creek 14 Dam - A

Comprehensive Rehabilitation of an Aging

NRCS High Hazard Earthfill Dam

Rodney E. Holderbaum, P.E., PLS, Manager,

Dams & Hydraulics Section; and Paul G.

Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett

Fleming, Inc.; L. Andrew Deichert, P.E., Civil

Engineer; and Jeff McClure, USDA – Natural

Resources Conservation Service

Hardfill on the Ohio River: Optimizing the

Use of Construction Materials Over 750 River

Miles

Stefano Truschke, Civil/Structural Engineer;

Terrence E. Arnold, P.E., Principal Engineer; and

Brandi Antal, Professional Civil Engineer, MWH

Americas, Inc.; and Phil Meier, Assistant Vice

President for Hydro Development, American

Municipal Power

Cabresto Dam Rehabilitation - A Case of

Constrained Construction

Robert J. Huzjak, P.E., President; and J.

Doug Neighbors, P.E., Project Manager, RJH

Consultants, Inc.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: What’s New in PMP and

PMF?

Moderated by Edward J. Capone, National

Weather Service

Ohio Statewide PMP Study - Methods,

Process, Results

Bill D. Kappel, Senior Meteorologist and Vice

President; and Edward M. Tomlinson, Ph.D.,

Chief Meteorologist and President, Applied

Weather Associates; and Tadd Henson, P.E.,

CFM, Senior Associate, Stantec Consulting, Inc.

Estimating Probable Maximum Flood from a

Forested Watershed with Highly Permeable

Soils

Omid Mohseni, Senior Water Resources

Engineer; and Rita Weaver, Water Resources

Engineer, Barr Engineering Company; and Adam

Monroe, Dam Safety Engineer, Consumers

Energy

Calculating Arizona Statewide PMP Using the

PMP Evaluation Tool

Bill D. Kappel, Senior Meteorologist and Vice

President; Geoff Muhlestein, GIS Specialist and

Staff Scientist; and Edward M. Tomlinson, Ph.D.,

Chief Meteorologist and President, Applied

Weather Associates

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception with the Exhibitors

Wednesday

SEPTEMBER 11

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Session: Those Dam Earthquakes

– History, Practice and Prediction

Moderated by R. Craig Findlay, PH.D., P.E., G.E.,

Findlay Engineering, Inc.

Predicting Embankment Dam Deformation

Caused by Earthquake - An Update

James R. Swaisgood, Principal, Swaisgood

Consulting

Remedial Alternatives to Address Seismic,

Flood, and Reservoir Drawdown Deficiencies

at Anderson Dam

Leslie F. Harder, Jr., Ph.D., P.G., P.E., Senior Water

Resources Technical Advisor, HDR Engineering,

Inc.

Seismic Upgrades for Concrete Dams - Then

and Now

Kenneth D. Hansen, P.E., Principal, Individual

Consultant; and Larry K. Nuss, P.E., Structural

Engineer, Nuss Engineering, LLC

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8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Session: Understanding and

Applying Risk Evaluation Methodologies

Moderated by Douglas L. Johnson, P.E., Federal

Energy Regulatory Commission

Risk of Dam Failure Due to Sinkhole

Formation

Jacob J. Esterhuizen, Ph.D., P.E., Senior

Technologist; Richard E. Riker, P.E.; and Randall

K. Bushey, P.E., Senior Water Resources

Consultant, CH2M Hill; Loren R. Anderson, P.E.,

RAC Engineers and Economists; and George M.

Filz, Virginia Tech

A Risk Assessment with the FERC

Guy S. Lund, P.E., Principal Civil/Structural

Engineer, URS Corporation; and William G.

Christman, Dam Safety Engineer, Chelan County

Public Utility District

What is ALARP and How Can it Improve Dam

Safety Decisions?

David S. Bowles, P.E., P.H., Managing Principal,

RAC Engineers & Economists

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Session: Instrumentation,

Monitoring and Early Warning

Moderated by Doug Lantz, Ph.D., P.E., Tetra

Tech, Inc.

iLevee – Intelligent Flood Protection

Monitoring, Warning and Response System

Juan N. Betancur, Assistant Project Manager;

and William A. Marr, CEO and Chief Engineer,

Geocomp Corporation; Rickey P. Brouillette,

Engineer Manager; and John Monzon, Chief of

Operations, Coastal Protection & Restoration

Authority of Louisiana

Monitoring 11,750 Watershed Dams Using the

Web-based DamWatch System

Larry W. Caldwell, P.E., Retired; and Noller

Herbert, Director, Engineering Division, USDA

– Natural Resources Conservation Service; and

Joseph Scannell, President, USEngineering

Solutions Corp.

Slope Stability, Infrastructure and Critical

Dam Operations Monitoring Using Radar

Pierre-Jean Alasset, Ph.D.; Jerry English, P.Geo.;

and Paul Adlakha, C-CORE

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Concurrent Session: Water Control Issues -

Temporary Stream Diversion = Permanent

Anxiety

Moderated by Chad W. Cox, P.E., GZA

GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Stream Diversion Roulette

Warren S. Hayden, P.E., Senior Project Engineer,

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Case Studies of Design of Water Control

During Dam Repairs - Lake Beseck and

Glasgo Pond

Arthur P. Christian, II, P.E., Supervising Civil

Engineer, CT Department of Environmental

Protection

The Challenges and Critical Considerations

for Water Control During Construction

of Dam Repairs – A Review of Current

Regulatory Requirements and Successful

Approaches

Philip W. Moreschi, P.E., CFM, Vice President,

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Spillways and

Overtopping

Moderated by Peter H. Baril, P.E., GZA

Geoenvironmental Inc.

When Air Really Matters: Flow Depth

Relationships for Stepped Spillways

Sherry L. Hunt, Acting Research Leader;

Kem Kadavy, P.E., Agricultural Engineer; and

Gregory J. Hanson, P.E., Ph.D., Retired, USDA –

Agricultural Research Service

Arched Labyrinth Weir Design in Reservoir

Applications: Theory and Modeling for

Atypical Approach Conditions for Millsite

Dam

Aaron C. Spencer, P.E., Water Resources

Engineer, State of Utah; and Blake P. Tullis, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor, Utah State University

The ABCs of ACBs - What Have We Learned,

12 Years Later

Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President,

Gannett Fleming, Inc.; and Darin Shaffer, Civil

Engineer, NJ Department of Environmental

Protection

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Dam Safety Pot Pourri –

the Bonus Round

Moderated by Mark Haddock, P.E., R.G., Golder

Associates

A New Path Forward for Dam Safety - TVA

Dam Safety Governance

George A. Kelley P.E., SECB, F.ASCE, Senior

Manager, Technical Services and Dam Safety

Governance, Tennessee Valley Authority

Gwinnett Countywide Dam Breach Modeling

and Mapping for Emergency Preparedness

Gregg W. Hudock, P.E., Senior Consultant,

Golder Associates Inc.; Sam Fleming, P.E., Senior

Project Manager, Dewberry; and Jonathan

Semerjian, P.E., Chief Engineer, Gwinnett County

Department of Water Resources

Removal of San Clemente Dam – Challenges

in Developing Procurement Documents

Seth Gentzler, Senior Engineer; and John

Roadifer, URS Corporation; and Richard

Svindland, California American Water

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Dam Rehabilitation –

Meeting Today’s Challenges Part I

Moderated by Dean B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E.,

Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Challenges of Building an RCC Dam on a

Karstic Foundation

Victor Vasquez, Project Manager; Tina Stanard,

Project Engineer; Matthew Moses, P.E., Senior

Project Engineer; Charles N. Easton, P.E., Senior

Design Engineer; and Adam Payne, Construction

Manager, Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Rehabilitation of Nacala Dam, Mozambique

Siamac Vaghar, Chief; Patrick Blumeris,

Hydraulic Engineer; and Michael Andryuk,

Geotechnical Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers

Tsaile Dam Rehabilitation

Jack G. Byers, P.E., Chief, Dam Safety, Security

and Emergency Management; and Pearl

Chamberlin, Safety of Dams Officer, Bureau of

Indian Affairs; Rodney W. Eisenbraun, P.E., Vice

President, Dam & Hydropower Segment; and

Charles E. Larson, P.E., Principal Professional,

Kleinfelder, Inc.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Soapbox Session: Hazard

Classification Review for Existing Dams

Moderated by Keith Mills, P.E., G.E., Oregon

Water Resources Department

New York’s Draft Guidelines for Dam Hazard

Classification

Alon Dominitz, P.E., Chief – Dam Safety Section,

NY Department of Environmental Conservation

Hazard Reclassification for Dams in

Oklahoma

Yohanes Sugeng, P.E., CFM, Dam Safety

Program Manager; Zachary Hollandsworth, E.I.,

Dam Safety Engineer; and Robert S. Fabian,

Technical Section Program Manager, OK Water

Resources Board

Low Hazard Maybe, Great Value Absolutely.

Screening Level Risk Assessment for Low

Hazard Dams

Mark E. Baker, P.E., Dam Safety Officer, National

Park Service; Elena Sossenkina, P.E., National

Technical Advisor; and Keith A. Ferguson, P.E.,

Principal Professional Associate and National

Practice Leader, HDR, Inc.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Focus on Concrete Dams

Moderated by Dennis J. Hogan, P.E., Black &

Veatch Corporation

A Second Century for Agnew Lake Dam

John C. Stoessel, P.E., Senior Engineer,

Southern California Edison; and John A. Wilkes,

P.E., President, Carpi USA, Inc.

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The Devil’s in the Detail at Devil’s Kitchen

Dam

Christopher Hallahan, P.E., Geotechnical

Engineer; Robert T. Saber, P.E., Senior

Geotechnical Engineer; and Paul G. Schweiger,

P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.;

and Brad Iarossi, P.E., Chief of Dam Safety, U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service

Considerations for Stability Analysis of

Concrete Gravity Dams

David Bentler, Senior Geotechnical Engineer;

Jacob J. Esterhuizen, Ph.D., P.E., Senior

Technologist; and Richard E. Riker, P.E., CH2M

Hill

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Solving Challenges with

Emergency Planning

Moderated by Mishelle R. Noble-Blair, Fairfax

Water - Griffith Water Treatment Plant

Alarm - “True or False”-Reliance on

Instrumentation Monitoring to Minimize Dam

Failure Consequences

Roderick M. Dela Cruz, P.E., Senior Dam Safety

Engineer and Program Manager; Warren Abatay,

Technical Specialist; John Dong, P.E., Ph.D., Dam

Safety Engineer; and Theresa Loun, Project

Manager, Southern California Edison

A Capital Risk: Flooding and the Washington

DC Levee System

Mark E. Baker, P.E., Dam Safety Officer, National

Park Service

Time Sensitive EAPs

Paul Shannon, Branch Chief, Federal Energy

Regulatory Commission

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Dam Rehabilitation –

Meeting Today’s Challenges Part II

Moderated by Kenneth Avery, P.E., Bergmann

Associates, PC

Emergency Repairs: Muskingum Dam No. 6

Pete Nix, P.E., Senior Program Manager, Tetra

Tech, Inc.

Facelift and Increased Functionality and

Reliability of a 68-yr Old Terminal Storage

Reservoir

Cody Cockroft, P.E., Project Manager; Patrick

Miles, Engineer; and Nick Kotsatos, Engineer,

Freese and Nichols, Inc.; and Larry Gregory,

Highlands Division Manager, San Jacinto River

Authority

The Rehabilitation of the Lake Gerard Dams

Robert H. Fox, P.E., Principal Engineer; and Paul

D. Fox, Apgar Associates; Joseph A. Fischer, P.E.,

President; and Joseph J. Fischer, Geoscience

Services

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Hydraulic Modeling and

Mapping for Unique Dam Projects

Moderated by Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM,

Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Downstream Effects Resulting from the

Operation of the Pompton Lake Dam

Floodgates

Arthur C. Miller, P.E., CFM, Science Practice

Leader; Brian Cahill, Engineer III; and Michael

Mak, Ecological Engineer Specialist, AECOM;

John H. Moyle, P.E., Manager – Bureau of Dam

Safety and Flood Control; and Russell Ray,

Engineer, NJ Department of Environmental

Protection

The Importance of Using Two-dimensional

Flexible Meshes to Simulate Dam-break

Flooding over Complex Terrain

Reinaldo Garcia, President; and Noemi Gonzalez,

Senior Hydraulic Engineer, Hydronia, LLC

CLOMR? What CLOMR? FEMA Floodplain

Mapping Requirements for Dam Removal

Projects – How Planning and Implementing

Effective Strategies Can Minimize the Time/

Cost of Compliance for Your Project

Sean D. Arruda, P.E., CFM, Senior Civil Engineer,

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.; and David R. Knowles,

P.E., Hydrogeologist, Federal Emergency

Management Agency

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Fresh Twists on Drill,

Post and Fill

Moderated by Steve H. Snider, P.E., O’Brien &

Gere

Pressure Grouting – A Multipurpose Solution

for Dam Rehabilitation

Mark Kitko, Project Manager; and Jeremy Wise,

Project Engineer, Geo-Con

The History of Down-the-Hole Drilling and the

Use of Water-Powered Hammers

Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., President, Geosystems,

L.P.; Rudy Lyon, Senior Engineer, Center Rock,

Inc.; and Stefan Swartling, Marketing Director,

LKAB Wassara AB

Fish Weir to Flood Control: Reconstruction of

an Historic New England Dam

Derek Schipper, Senior Project Manager;

and Chad Cox, P.E., Principal, GZA

GeoEnvironmental Inc.; and William A. Gode-Von

Aesch, Director, Flood Control Management

& Navigational Operations, MA Department of

Conservation & Recreation

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Dam Rehabilitation –

Meeting Today’s Challenges Part III

Moderated by David W. Sykora, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.,

Exponent

Replacing 235 Years of Dam Good Service -

The New Ragged Mountain Dam

Randall P. Bass, P.E., Principal, Schnabel

Engineering; Jennifer A. Whitaker, P.E., Chief

Engineer; and Doug March, P.E., Senior Civil

Engineer, Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority

Ashton Dam - Meeting the Challenge of

Reconstructing History

Jennifer Williams, Project Manager; Richard

Davidson, Vice President; and Jason Boomer,

Project Engineer, URS Corporation; and Roger

Raeburn, Chief Dam Safety Engineer, PacifiCorp

Energy

Picatinny Arsenal Dams - The Long Road to

Rehab

N. Johan Anestad, P.E., Technical Associate;

and Robert R. Bowers, P.E., Vice President,

Dams and Water Resources, O’Brien & Gere

Engineers, Inc.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception with the Exhibitors

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Annual Awards Banquet

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 12

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Field Trip to South Easton Pond Dam in

Newport, Rhode Island

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Field Trip to Spaulding Pond Dam in Norwich,

Connecticut

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Field Trip to Alden Research Laboratory,

Holden, Massachusetts

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Dam Safety Career fair & student activities

Admission and the ASDSO Resource Center

ASDSO welcomes student participation in Dam Safety ’13 and will

waive registration fees for full-time students presenting valid IDs

from North American schools.

Student registrants are invited to attend all sessions and

receptions, and to relax, mingle, and browse materials in the

ASDSO Resource Center. Make the Resource Center your

first stop after checking in to the conference, to meet with an

Educational Outreach committee member and get details on all of

the activities geared especially to student participants.

Career Fair Info Sessions

Educational Outreach committee members will host informal

info/Q&A sessions in the Resource Center during conference

hours. All student participants, whether attending individually

or in a class group, are encouraged to participate. Learn about

potential careers in dam safety from multiple perspectives, and

from folks with first-hand knowledge. (Professors: If you’d like to

bring a group of students and are interested in scheduling an info

session at a specific time, please contact Jennifer Burns at 859-

550-2788 or jburns@damsafety.org.

Following the info session, explore the conference exhibit hall,

featuring displays presented by many of the private companies

and government agencies involved in dam safety in North

America. This is an opportunity to meet and network with

organizational reps in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Be sure

to bring copies of your resume!

Dine-Around

Monday, September 9

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Students are invited to participate in this fun lunch-time mixer!

(See page 8 for details.)

Poster Session “Lightning Talks”

Tuesday, September 10

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Join us for lunch in the exhibit hall and see students and other

poster presenters describe their poster highlights in three

minutes or less! Box lunches available for purchase.

Awards Banquet

Wednesday, September 11

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Paper and Poster Competition winners, along with the recipient(s)

of ASDSO’s 2013-2014 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship, will be

recognized at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, September 11.

Please note that tickets are required for this event.

Student Presentations

Student paper competition winners will present their papers in

regular conference sessions:

Monday, September 9

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Concurrent Session: Regional Hydrologic Analysis

Hydrologic Routing Model Simulating Removal of Glines

Canyon and Elwha Dams

Lourdes Polanco, Ph.D. Student; and John Rice, Assistant

Professor, Utah State University Department of Civil and

Environmental Engineering

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Breach Modeling – Subjectivity,

Probability, and Risk

Impact of Spatial Resolution on Downstream Flood Hazard

due to Dam Break Events Using Probabilistic Flood Modeling

Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf, Ph.D. Student; Nowfel Mahmud Bhuyian,

M.S. Student; and Alfred Kalyanapu, Assistant Professor,

Tennessee Technological University Department of Civil and

Environmental Engineering

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session: Levee Safety – Focus on Overtopping

Results of Full-Scale Wave Overtopping Simulation on Levee

Slopes with Vegetative and Manufactured Protective Cover

Natalie Youngblood, Ph.D. Student, and Christopher I. Thornton,

Professor, Colorado State University Department of Civil and

Environmental Engineering

Tuesday, September 10

10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Concurrent Session: Floodwave Modeling. Grab-N-Go

Presentation/Short Talk:

Dam Break and Flood Wave Routing - One-Dimension or Two

Cidney Jones, Graduate Student, Pennsylvania State University

Department of Civil Engineering, and Norman Folmar, Professor

Poster Presentations

Analyzing the Dynamic Response of Earth Dams Using a Shear

Beam Model

Christopher London, Undergraduate Student, University of Rhode

Island

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Grout Curtain Using a

Physical Model

Elliot Magoto, Graduate Student; and L. Sebastian Bryson, Ph.D.,

P.E., Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

3D Dynamic Analyses of a Concrete-Face Rockfill Dam

Subjected to Strong Seismic Shakings

Nariman Mahabadi, Ph.D. Student; and Jaewon Jang, Associate

Professor, Wayne State University

Application of Geospatial Design Tools in New Dam

Construction Investigations

Farzam S. Maleki, Graduate Student, Clemson University

Ecologics or Economics: The Small Decisions and Big Policies

of Dam Construction in a Developing Nation

Li Murphy, Undergraduate Student, Harvard University

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Poster Presentations Confirmed as of print date

Developing an EAP for a non-federal levee

system in Texas

Rita Anderson, REM, Environmental Scientist,

Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Meeting Challenges to Successfully Remove

a Historic Dam and Create Desired Riverine

Hydraulics

Sean D. Arruda, P.E., CFM, Senior Civil Engineer,

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.; and Christopher J. Fox,

Executive Director, Wood-Pawcatuck

Watershed Association

Hazard Reclassification of Erie County, NY

Dams to Reduce Risk and Cost

Kenneth Avery, P.E., Water Resources Principal;

and Michael Mishook, Water Resources

Engineer, Bergmann Associates; and Carl P.

Dimmig, Jr., Senior Civil Engineer, Erie County

Department of Public Works

More Fun Than Lincoln Logs,

Build-It-Yourself Stoplog System

M. Leslie Boyd, P.E., Associate; and C. Layne

Bukhair, E.I.T., Engineer, Freese & Nichols, Inc.;

Doug Witkowski, P.E., Principal Engineer; Tom

Glynn, Fabrication Consultant; Jim Nance,

Construction Coordinator; and Kara Gilliland,

Construction Coordinator,

Lower Colorado River Authority

Condit Dam Removal: Rivers, Sediment, and

15,000 Trees

Stephen Caruana, Environmental Planning

Leader, Kleinfelder, Inc.

Rehabilitating an Aging Infrastructure Along

Herbert Hoover Dike

Carlos E. Cepero, P.E., Senior Geotechnical

Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Measurement of Groundwater Flow Rate

and Direction in the Alluvial Foundation of

Mica Dam

Chris R. Daniel, Senior Engineer; and Glenn

Erho, Specialist Engineering Technologist, BC

Hydro; and Jim Brock, Rapid Creek Research

Will it Work? Evaluating Filters for Dry Dams

in the Southwest

Dean B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President,

Gannett Fleming, Inc.; and A. Tom MacDougall,

P.E., Senior Project Engineer, RJH Consultants,

Inc.

Case History, Reducing Levee Mitigation

Construction Cost Using Phased Approach

During Civil and Geotechnical Levee

Evaluation

Craig A. Hall, Senior Principal Geotechnical

Engineer, Kleinfelder, Inc.

Dam Safety Information Dissemination:

What’s Getting the Message Out in Kansas

Cindy Higgins, Information & Education

Coordinator, KS Division of Water Resources

Early Warning System at Creekside Dams –

Putting it to the Test

Laura A. LaRiviere, P.E., Water Resources

Engineer, Kleinfelder, Inc.; and Brian Boswell,

P.E., Project Engineer, Umpqua Indian Utility

Cooperative

Analyzing the Dynamic Response of Earth

Dams Using a Shear Beam Model

Christopher London, University of Rhode Island

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Grout

Curtain Using a Physical Model

Elliot Magoto, Research Assistant; and L.

Sebastian Bryson, Ph.D., P.E., Associate

Professor, University of Kentucky

3D Dynamic Analyses of a Concrete-Face

Rockfill Dam Subjected to Strong Seismic

Shakings

Nariman Mahabadi, Ph.D. Student; and Jaewon

Jang, Associate Professor, Wayne State

University

Application of Geospatial Design Tools in

New Dam Construction Investigations

Farzam S. Maleki, Graduate Student, Clemson

University

A Case Study in Balancing Dam Breach

Parameters when Parameters May Exceed

the Typical Range

Duane M. McClelland, Senior Water Resources

Consultant; and Randall K. Bushey, P.E., Senior

Water Resources Consultant, CH2M Hill

Eenie Meenie Miney Mo, Which Dam First to

Fix the Flow (The Story of 23 Dams)

Dustin Mortensen, P.E., Engineer; Kimberly

K. Patak, P.E., C.F.M.; Jerome Scanlon III, P.E.;

and M. Leslie Boyd, P.E., Associate, Freese

& Nichols, Inc.; and Ruth Haberman, General

Manager, Upper Brushy Creek Water Control

and Improvement District

A Pilot Program Approach to Spillway Gate

Rehabilitation

Matthew Moses, P.E., PM, Dams and Hydraulic

Structures; and Cody Cockroft, P.E., PM, Water

Resources, Freese & Nichols, Inc.; and William

R. Hughes, P.E., Director of Engineering

Services, Sabine River Authority of Texas

Trash Rack Rail System Rehabilitation Using

An Asymmetrical Cofferdam

David Mrowiec, P.E., Principal Engineer; and

Kurt S. Feairheller, Project Manager, Crofton

Diving Corporation; and Todd M. Rudolph, P.E.,

Civil Engineer, Ayres Associates

Ecologics or Economics: The Small Decisions

and Big Policies of Dam Construction in a

Developing Nation

Li Murphy, Student, Harvard University

Unique Design Aspects of Rack-and-Pinion

Drive Tainter Gates at Utica Harbor Dam

Rex C. Powell, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer,

Bergmann Associates, PC

A Robust Spillway at Erie Canal Lock E-10

that Survived Major Flooding

Rex C. Powell, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer,

Bergmann Associates, PC

Multi-Hazard Three Dimensional Results for

Earth Embankments

Meghan C.L. Quinn, P.E., M.S.C.E., Research

Civil Engineer; and Oliver-Denzil S. Taylor, Ph.D.,

P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Intelligent Compaction for Earthen Water

Retaining Structures

Robert Rinehart, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineer,

Bureau of Reclamation

Use of Permeation Grouting to Stop

Seepage Through an Earthen Dam and

Levee

Henry A. Russell, Jr., P.E., Senior Vice

President, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.; and John

L. Ammons, EIT, Sales and Marketing, Green

Mountain International, LLC

Pine Creek Lake Management Plan Process

and Decision

Kathryn A. White, Senior Geotechnical

Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

How to Make Independent External Peer

Reviews (IEPRs) Work for You -- Practical

Lessons to Help Deliver the Best Value from

a Type II IEPR

Heidi Wilbarger, Senior Project Manager, K.S.

Ware & Associtates, LLC; and Sara Hillegas,

Project Technical Representative, U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers

“I have come to the

conference for many

years and developed a

number of relationships

I would not have

developed otherwise.”

2012 Annual Conference Attendee

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activities:

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Fees Include: All full conference registrations (member and non-member) include admission to all technical

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subject to a processing fee. For cancellations received before August 12, 2013, the processing fee is

$45 per refund transaction. Refunds requested between August 12 and September 5 will incur a $75

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the Awards Banquet on

Wednesday evening.

Field Trip to Alden Research Laboratory (9/12) $45 $45 _______

Extra Awards Banquet Tickets, Qty________ $50 ea _______

(One is included for each paid registration)

TOTAL DUE (Add member dues if applicable)

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ACF Environmental

AECOM

Allan A. Myers

AMEC Environment &

Infrastructure

ARCADIS

ASI Constructors, Inc.

Ayres Associates

Ballard Diving

Barr Engineering Company

Battelle

Bauer Foundation Corp.

BAUER-Pileco Inc.

Bergmann Associates, PC

Boart Longyear E&I

Brayman Construction

Corporation

Campbell Scientific, Inc.

CARPI USA

CDM Smith

CH2M Hill

Coler & Colantonio, Inc.

Contech Engineered

Solutions LLC

Diving Services Inc.

Exponent

Fall Line Testing &

Inspection, LLC

Federal Emergency Management

Agency

FLO-2D Software, Inc.

Florence & Hutcheson, Inc.

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Gannett Fleming, Inc.

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Geo-Instruments

Geokon, Inc.

Geo-Solutions Inc.

GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech

Geotechnics, Inc.

Global Diving & Salvage Inc.

Golder Associates Inc.

Gomez & Sullivan Engineers, P.C.

Greenman - Pedersen, Inc.

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.

Hager - Richter Geoscience, Inc.

HAKS Engineers, Architects and

Land Surveyors, P.C.

Hanson Professional

Services, Inc.

Harbor Offshore Barriers, Inc.

Hayward Baker Inc.

HDR Engineering, Inc.

As of May 8, 2013

Hydronia, LLC

Hydroplus Inc.

Innovyze, Inc.

Intergraph Corporation

International Erosion Control

Systems, Inc.

JAFEC USA

Kiewit Infrastructure Group

Kleinfelder, Inc.

Kleinschmidt Associates

L.B. Foster Company

Layne GeoConstruction

Lemke Industrial Machine LLC

Magnus Pacific Corporation

Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

Moretrench

Morgan Corporation

MWH Americas, Inc.

Nicholson Construction Company

Obermeyer Hydro, Inc.

O’Brien & Gere

OneRain Incorporated

Pare Engineering Corp.

Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.

PennWell Hydro Group

Plaxis bv

Pro-ROV Services

QSP Packers, LLC

Schnabel Engineering

Seismic Systems

Snap-Tite Culvert Lining Pipe

Sutron Corporation

TAM International Inc.

Tetra Tech, Inc.

The H.L. Turner Group Inc.

Tighe & Bond

TREVIICOS Corporation

Trimble Navigation

Underwater Construction

Corporation

Underwater Engineering

Services, Inc.

URS Corporation

US Army Corps of Engineers

USDA - ARS

USEngineering Solutions Corp.

Vertical Access LLC

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Willowstick Technologies

Worthington Products Inc.

GOLD LEVEL

SILVER LEVEL

Bronze LEVEL

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