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Jennifer Wasinger

We are excited to be presenting at the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association Annual Conference Sept. 16-19 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We look forward to connecting with you at one of our three presentations:

Title: Harness the Power of 2D for Road Design
Time: Monday, September 17 1:00-2:30 PM (Salon A)
Presenters: Justin Oswald, PE, CFM
What: Justin will provide a case study of the Alsbury Boulevard extension project in Burleson, Texas. This new roadway will cross the floodplain of Shannon Creek near its confluence with a minor tributary; the floodplain has been significantly altered by landowners, causing floodwaters to flow in unexpected ways. The proposed road will be constructed on fill above the floodplain, obstructing the flow of water. The project design team used HEC-RAS in 1D and 2D to evaluate the impact of this fill and evaluate multiple alternative designs to pass the base flood without impacting adjacent properties.

Title: Stormwater Asset Management – Am I Doing it Right? How These Entities Got Started.
Time: Monday, September 17 1:00-2:30 PM (Salon A)
Presenters: Trey Shanks, CFM
What: Public storm systems have historically been among the most neglected infrastructure. More frequent and extreme flooding events, more stringent water quality compliance requirements, and evolving community expectations all are requiring public entities to assess and adjust how their storm systems are managed. An asset management-oriented system provides a holistic approach to provide protective levels of service while maximizing cost efficiency and minimizing unacceptable risks. This presentation will provide an overview of asset management and what it entails. Through three case studies, Trey will demonstrate the benefits of an asset management approach to managing a storm system and present approaches to get started with stormwater asset management, regardless of the current state of an entity’s program.

Title: Where’s the Storm Drain? From 2D Study to Design: Modeling, Cost Benefit Analysis and Design to Understand and Address Residential Flooding in Downtown McKinney 
Time: Tuesday, September 18 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Stone)
Presenters: Katie Hogan, PE, CFM
What: Katie will present on a storm drain improvements project as it developed from concept to reality in a downtown McKinney neighborhood that was built prior to current City stormwater ordinances. She will describe how they used a cost-benefit analysis to choose alternatives and obtain support from Council and stakeholders. The presentation will provide lessons learned on what to proactively think about during the engineering study phase to ensure a smoother transition to design.