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2011 Conference

The annual conference of the Minnesota Associate of Floodplain Managers convened in Mankato, MN on November 16-18th, 2011. The theme of the conference was “Staying Above Water”. There were approximately 120 attendees. Major topics discussed included levee certification, RiskMAP, flood forecasting, and recent flood fights. Next year’s conference will be held in Rochester, MN. 


Conference Presentations

 Title  Presenter(s)  File
 ASFPM Foundation Jeff Brizendine, AECOM  PDF
 Risk Map and Hazus Course Mike Anderson, Stantec
Suzanne Jiwani, MDNR
Jim McClosky, HSEM
Nathan Campeau, Barr Engineering Co.
Plenary Session A - From Preparedness to Response: The September 2010 Historic Floods in Southern Minnesota Steve Buan, Diane Cooper, Mike Welvaert, National Weather Service



Concurrent Sessions A  

A1: Analyzing Impact Associated with Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project

April Walker, City of Fargo 
Greg Thompson, Houston Engineering

 A1: Red River Flood Damage Reduction Strategies

 Zach Herrmann & Michael Love, Houston Engineering  PDF

 A1: Fargo-Moorhead Project Overview

  Brett Coleman, USACE  PDF

 A2: Risk Mapping

  Suzanne Jiwani, MDNR  PDF

 A2: Flood Forecasting & Mapping

 Joe Waln, Barr Engineering, Co.  PDF

 A2: Floodplain Mapping and Iowa LiDAR Case Study

Ginger Dadds & Neftlem Negussie, Greenhorne & O’ Mara  PDF
 Luncheon: Souris River Flood in Minot, ND     Murray Sagsveen, ND State Flood Recovery Coordinator  PDF
Concurrent Sessions B  

 B1: Detailed FIS and Ice Jam Analysis in Norman County, MN using HEC –RAS

 Joe Lewis, Houston Engineering  PDF

B1: Modeling Analysis of MN TH 101/22 Flooding Issues for Road Re-design

Brad Woznak, SEH, Inc.  PDF

B2: Minot/Souris River Basin 2011 Record Flooding

Michelle Schneider, USACE  PDF

B2: Accuracy in DFIRMs, Lake Crystal, MN Case Study

Bill Douglass, Bolton-Menk  PDF

B3: Hydroscience & Engineering, Iowa Flood Center 

Nate Young, University of Iowa  PDF

 B3: Floods of September 2010-Southern MN

James Fallon, USGS  PDF
Plenary Session B: Levees Suzanne Vermeer, FEMA Region V; 
Rick Hauck & Mike Knoff, USACE;
Scott Sobiech, Barr Engineering, Co.
Joe Waln,
May 11, 2012, 8:22 PM