FNI Presents HEC-RAS 2D Workshop for OWRB
John Rutledge, Patrick Miles, and Garrett Johnston, all professional engineers with Freese and Nichols, conducted a three-day HEC-RAS 2D workshop in Oklahoma City, hosted by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) Dam Safety program. Discussion and activities focused on applications and benefits of HEC-RAS 2D modeling; RAS Mapper and terrain preparation; running 1D and 2D models including dam, levee, and breach modeling; viewing results with RAS Mapper; troubleshooting and model review. The workshop included a number of hands-on modeling exercises to apply the skills and processes covered during the course.
John Rutledge, Lead Technical Professional in Water Resources, has extensive experience in dam and spillway design. Patrick Miles, Water Resources Design engineer, worked on a variety of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling efforts in support of dam design and modification projects and FEMA levee certifications. Garret Johnston, Resiliency Design/Stormwater engineer, has experience in watershed-level floodplain modeling and a variety of other stormwater applications of HEC-RAS 2D. Their professional experience lent itself well to the workshop participants, which included engineering professionals from a broad mix of municipal dam owners, state dam safety regulators and private engineering consultants. Participants represented many regions within the state of Oklahoma as well as 14 states from across the country.
The all-day workshop ran from April 11 to April 13. Upon completion of the course, the 50 participants received 18 hours of Continuing Education Units.