Developing & Implementing Dam Removal Projects Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM (120 minutes)
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
Online - Webinar Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm Central Time (starting at 2:00pm ET, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)
DETAILS Few things have as fundamental an impact on rivers as dams. Dams block a flow and can harm fish and wildlife, affect clean water, and alter recreation. When the negative impacts of a dam on the river and communities outweigh the benefits, dam removal may be a sound approach to restore healthy rivers, floodplains, and riverside communities.
Dam removal projects may appear intimidating; however, American Rivers has developed training designed to empower floodplain managers, state agencies, nonprofits, and others to undertake these projects. This webinar is a broad introduction to American Rivers’ more advanced, multi-day training. We will kick off the webinar with an overview of why dam removal is an effective approach for restoring rivers and floodplains, before moving into resources and strategies for initial project exploration. Finally, we break down the science and design of dam removals into six components.
In this webinar, you will learn:
steps in the dam removal process;
how to develop a planning data sheet to determine if your project is straightforward or complex; and
ow to scope out the components of a dam removal project.
All registered participants will receive access to an electronic recording of this eLearning training opportunity! Presenters
Serena McClain, American Rivers Director, River Restoration
Brian Graber, American Rivers Sr. Director, River Restoration
Finding that Base Flood Elevation (BFE)! Tools and Techniques for Determining BFEs Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at 1:00 PM (90 minutes)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
SPONSOR Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
LOCATION Online - Webinar Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:00PM - 2:30PM Central Time (starting at 2pm ET, 12pm MT, 11am PT)
DETAILS Are you getting more questions about determining BFEs at a site, even in approximate A Zones? Do you work with flood development permits or FEMA Elevation Certificates (ECs)? Do you need a BFE for an approximate A zone but are unsure where to start? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you.
Recent NFIP reforms make determining precise flood risk more important than ever in response to rising flood insurance costs. Identifying a BFE with confidence helps to determine actuarial flood insurance rates and plan for possible flood mitigation actions. In some cases the BFE is already available, in others it must be calculated.
Presenter: Brian Varrella, PE, CFM is a Senior Engineer at Olsson Associates, co-owner of Forum V Consulting, former Floodplain Manager for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Chair of the Colorado Assn. of Stormwater and Floodplain Mgrs. He has helped professionals and property owners identify BFEs in 19 states across the nation. Brian's approach uses all available resources to determine BFEs to prepare local permits and complete ECs in riverine Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Determining BFEs is not an impossible task, and the demand for more detailed information is increasing!
In this webinar we will:
Identify and use free resources to determine riverine BFEs
Explain the simplified and detailed methods for determining BFEs
Determine how and when to apply different methods in approximate A Zone SFHAs.
All registered participants will receive access to an electronic recording of this
eLearning training opportunity, and will be given links to various free
resources available to anyone working with BFEs.
CONTINUING EDUCATION 1 Core CEC for CFMs CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.
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