2014 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS and Water Resources VIII
Oral Presentations
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The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are then listed in parentheses. All abstracts in a session can be accessed using the Session Title link.

 

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CONFERENCE OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Monday / May 12 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mark C. Dunning
President, American Water Resources Association
CDM Smith, Palmyra, VA

Robert Wallace
Conference General Chair
USACE, Vicksburg, MS

Keynote Speaker

Jeff de la Beaujardiere
Data Management Architect, NOAA and
Chair of the Environmental Data Management Committee
Silver Spring, MD
Envisioning the Future of Data Sharing

Followed by
David Maidment
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
White House Climate Data Initiative

 

Monday / May 12 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Concurrent Sessions 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D

Moderator -

FEMA Project Planning and Purchasing Portal - Zack Roehr, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: M. Rajasekar, R. Pavuluri)
National Hydrography Dataset- An Overview of Data Stewardship, Data Management and Data Distribution. - Paul Kimsey, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
USGS Progress in Interdisciplinary Data Services and Processing Tools for Hydrologic Science - David Blodgett, US Geological Survey Center for Integrated Data Analytics, Middleton, WI
Land Cover Tools and Techniques to Understand Impacts to Water Quality - Jamie Carter, TBG at NOAA Coastal Services Center, Yarmouth, ME (co-authors: N. Herold, S.Mcloughlin)

Moderator - David Tarboton
Utah State University, Logan, UT

ArcGIS Model Outputs from Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) Using ESRI's Model Builder and Custom Tools to Create Isohalines and Salinity Area Polygons - Patrick Lawson, Taylor Engineering, Jacksonville, FL (co-authors: J. Messer, S. Bratos, D. Stites, St. Schropp)
Web-based Stochastic Modeling and Visualization - Scott Christensen, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: N. R. Swain, N. L. Jones, E. J. Nelson)
Land Suitability Analysis Model - Matt Pillard, HDR Engineering, Omaha, NE (co-author: S. Frye)
Using High Throughput Computing for Characterization of Random Spatial Fields Used in Groundwater Simulation Models - Carlos Osorio-Murillo, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-author: D. P. Ames)

Moderator - Tommy Dewald
US EPA, Washington, DC

Linking Diversions in the NHD with a National Water-Use Dataset - Ellen Finelli (USGS) presenting for Kristiana Elite, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Catching Up on NHDPlus Version 2 - Tommy Dewald, US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington, DC
Georeferencing Water Quality Assessments to NHDPlus Catchments - A New Approach to Evaluating and Measuring Progress in Surface Water Quality - Dwane Young, US EPA, Washington, DC (co-authors: W. Reid, T. Dewald, T. DiMascio, T. Blum, L. McKay)
GIS as a Tool for Effective Stakeholder Engagement on a Billion Dollar Infrastructure Improvements Program - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Joshua Joseph, CH2M HILL, Baton Rouge, LA (co-authors: M. Jackson, D. Guillory)

Moderator - Norman B. Jones
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Using GIS to Decipher Hydrogeologic Conditions in Fractured Crystalline Bedrock - Meredith Metcalf, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT (co-author: G. A. Robbins)
Automated Well Permitting in Virginia's Coastal Plain Using SEAWAT and GIS Geoprocessing Tools - Thomas R. Griffiths, Aquaveo LLC, Provo, UT (co-authors: N. L. Jones, A. Lemon, S. W. Kudlas)
Water level heterogeneity in the Columbia River Basalt Group: A Geostatistical Approach for Evaluating the Impact of Flow Barriers - Patrick Royer, Intera, Richland, WA
A GIS Aided Water Supply Sustainability Decision for the Arabian Shelf Cities - Assaf Alhawas, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Monday / May 12 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D

Moderator - Jack Hampson
Atkins, North America, Inc., Tampa, FL

Curation of a Physiographic Data Collection to Aid Operational Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting in the Western United States - Stacie Bender, NOAA CBRFC, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: B. Bernard, J. Lhotak)
Automated Hydrologic Enforcement of High Resolution Topography - Brian Gelder, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (co-author: D. James)

Moderator - Dean Djokic
ESRI, Redlands, CA

Integrated Groundwater - Surface Water Modeling of the Green Swamp, Florida Data Management Challenges and Opportunities - Peter Singhofen, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL (co-author: G. McClung)
Hydrologically Consistent Pruning of the High-Resolution National Hydrography Dataset to 1:24,000-scale - Lawrence Stanislawski, USGS-CEGIS, Rolla, MO (co-authors: A. Doumbouya, B. P. Buttenfield)
Updating the National Hydrography Dataset in Alaska - Michael Tinker, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Development of GIS-based Surface Water and Groundwater Transport Models for Lower Saucon Township, PA - Zachary Benedetto, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (co-authors: D. Germanoski, J. Wilson, D. Brandes, R. Brummel)

Moderator - Robert Wallace
USACE, Vicksburg, MS

Mobile Data Collection for Disaster Response - James Pettitt, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS
Mapping the HSDRRS: Decision Support for Flood Risk Identification in the Big Easy - Jacob Lesue, Dewberry, Denton, TX (co-author: B. Goodwin)
Modeling the Impacts of Biggert Waters Reform Act (BW12) to NJ Coastal Communities: A Case Study - Zack Roehr, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-author: M. Valenzuela)
ArcStormSurge: Providing a Framework to Integrate GIS and Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling - Celso Ferreira, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: F. Olivera, J. L. Irish)

Moderator - Rayna Carmichael
AECOM, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada

Integrated Water Modeling to Determine Climate and Water Management Impacts on Surface Water Resources - Erfan Goharian, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: S. J. Burian, C. Strong, J. K. Panthail, C. York, L. N. Christensen, A. Ryder)
Improving GIS Data Quality for Hydrography, Topography, and Land Cover - Terry Spies, NYCDEP Bureau of Water Supply, Kingston, NY
From LiDAR to Land Use Planning; a Halifax Birch Cove Lakes Watershed Case Study - Rayna Carmichael, AECOM, Kitchener, ON, Canada (co-authors: A. MacLean, D. Sinclair, M. Gregory)
Assessing No Net Loss and Building the Capacity of Local Governments in an Urban Estuary - a Galveston Bay Case Study - Bradley Neish, HARC, The Woodlands, TX, USA (co-authors: L. A. Gonzalez, J. S. Jacob, R. DaVanon, E. Kinney)


Monday / May 12 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D

Moderator - David Tarboton
Utah State University, Logan, UT

HydroShare: Advancing Collaboration through Hydrologic Data and Model Sharing - David Tarboton, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: R. Idaszak, J. S. Horsburgh, J. Heard, D. Ames, J. L. Goodall, L. Band, V. Merwade, A. Couch, J. Arrigo, R. Hooper, D. Valentine, D. Maidment)
Collaborating on GIS data using HydroShare - Anthony Castronova, Utah State University, Povo, Utah (co-authors: M. Morsy, J. Goodall, D, Tarboton)
Harmonization - Towards a Standardized River Geometry Format - Stephen R. Jackson, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-authors: D. R. Maidment, D. K. Arctur)
A HydroShare Plugin for HydroDesktop: Data Sharing Made Easy - Cuyler Frisby, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: D. P. Ames, S. Dunacan, N.Martin)

Moderator - Clark Liu
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

2D Hydrodynamic model for flood mapping in Sanpete County, UT - Murari Paudel, Aquaveo, Provo, UT (co-author: G. Willden)
Power PointGIS for Integrated 2D H&H Modeling Support - Dean Djokic, ESRI, Redlands, CA (co-author: L. Armstrong)
GIS Storm Drain Analysis and Management in Bluffdale, UT - Michael Fazio, City of Bluffdale, Bluffdale, UT (co-author: C. Barlow)
Watershed System Parameterization and Gis-Based Flood Hydrograph Analysis - Clark Liu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Moderator - Steve Burian
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Estimating Irrigation Potential in the Niobrara River Basin for Conjunctive Irrigation Management and Instream Flow Policies - Andrew Kessler, Houston Engineering, Maple Grove, MN (co-author: S. Shultz)
GIS: A Tool For Water Conservation Planning & Tracking - Debra Dunn, Carollo Engineers, Fresno, CA (co-authors: R. Lanigan, J. Meyerhofer)
A Tool to Estimate Daily Mean Streamflow on Ungaged Streams in the Delaware River Basin utilizing StreamStats - Peter Steeves, US Geological Survey, Northborough, MA (co-authors: M. Stuckey, J.Ulrich, M. Nardi)

Moderator - Sandra Fox
St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL

Power PointUsing Open Source GIS Technology for Web-based, Real-time Flood Warning Tools - K. Kelly Close, Leonard Rice Engineers, Denver, CO (co-authors: M. Mitisek, J. Rodgers )
Power PointMapping Aquatic Resources in the Colorado River Basin Region - Rebecca Schaffner, SCCWRP, Costa Mesa, CA (co-authors: E. Stein, S. Steinberg)
Power PointInterpolation of Digital Elevation Models to Improve Channel Network and Watershed Delineation - David Carr, University of Arkansas, Monticello, Monticello, AR (co-authors: J. Guarneri, H. O. Liechty, D. Marion)
Silver Springs Sonar - Sandra Fox (SJRWMD) presenting for Edward Carter IV, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL


Tuesday / May 13 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D

Moderator - Jeff Simley
US Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Power Point Power Point


Panelists
Tommy Dewald, US EPA, Washington, DC
Al Rea, USGS, Baltimore, MD
Ricardo Lopez, Consultant, Albany, NY
Peter Steeves, USGS, Northborough, MA

The analysis of the nation's physical landscape and its hydrology using a geographic information science is fundamentally based on using elevation and hydrography geospatial datasets such as the National Elevation Dataset, National Hydrography Dataset, and the Watershed Boundary Dataset. Elevation and hydrography are naturally interrelated on the landscape since one forms the other. However, when used in a GIS, the NED, NHD, and WBD is not naturally interrelated and this causes a strain on the ability of the analyst to assess the landscape. Two primary factors contribute to this. First is the programmatic and technical management of the data that creates a separation between the two and then builds an additional separation by delivering it as raster and vector datasets. Second is the physical alignment of the data which leads to many forms of data integration issues. These two factors can be corrected, particularly now with the availability of LiDAR and IfSAR technology. It will take a concerted effort to ensure that the new technologies follow a new innovative strategy to create a truly integrated environment and framework for elevation and hydrography data. Water science and management using GIS will be greatly improved with this new capability.

Moderator - Daniel P. Ames
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Power PointHow to Create Plugins for Hydrodesktop in 5 Easy Steps - Jacob Gillespie, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: E. Hullinger, D. P. Ames)
Map-Enabled Spreadsheet Software for Accessing Distributed Hydrologic Data - Kasem Pinthong, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-author: D. P. Ames)
What's New in Hydrodesktop - Daniel Ames, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Moderator - Brian Gelder
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

A New Methodology for Using Pre-Ran Hydrological Models in Flood Early Warning Systems - Herman Dolder, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Power PointIDEP: A Real Time Soil Moisture, Erosion, and Runoff Inventory - Brian Gelder, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (co-authors: R. Cruse, D. James, D. Herzmann, J. Laflen, J. Opsomer, J. Frankenberger, D. Flanagan, W. Krajewski)
Power PointAnalyzing Urban Runoff and Flooding using GIS in Las Vegas - Haroon Stephen, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (co-author: S. Abedin)
Power PointHurricane Flood Risk Assessment Using Surge Response Functions - Chih-Hung Hsu, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (co-authors: F. Olivera, J. L. Irish, I. E. Udoh, N. R. Taylor)

Moderator - Jack Hampson
Atkins, Tampa, FL

Large Scale Geospatial Analyses for Future Riverine Flood Hazard Projections - Mathew Mampara, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: M. Sreetharan, J. Choi, S. Selvanathan, J. Salerno)
Power PointArcTemperature: A Model to Predict Climate Change Effects on Stream Temperatures - Jon Walker, ICF International, Portland, OR (co-author: G. Novak)
StormCaster: A New Web Tool for Forecasting Storms Under Climate Change - Stephen Bourne, Atkins North America, Milledgeville, GA (co-authors: J. Hampson, K. Brumbelow)
Survey of Geospatial Decision Support for Climate Change Adaptation - Jack Hampson, Atkins, Tampa, FL

Tuesday / May 13 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D

Moderator - Norman B. Jones
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Enriching National Water Information System sites with information from The National Map - Alan Rea, US Geological Survey, Boise, ID (co-authors: D.W. Stewart, K.G. Ries, III)
Power PointUS Geological Survey Elevation-Hydrology Assessment of Inland Topographic Bathymetry for Integration in the National Elevation Dataset: Benefits for Hydraulic and Hydrologic Analysis and Modeling - Cynthia Miller-Corbett, USGS-NGTOC, Applied Research, Denver, CO (co-author: E. Constance)
Developing a Generalized 1:24k National Hydrography Dataset to Support Monitoring Programs in the Pacific Northwest - Steve Rentmeester, Sitka Tech, Portland, OR
Power PointUSACE NCMP Bathy/topo Elevation Data Collection Program - Jennifer Wozencroft, USACE-JALBTCX, Kiln, MS

Moderator - Royd Nelson
Aquaveo, LLC, Provo, UT

Power PointVisualizing Hydrologic Model Data in a Web App Environment for Decision Support - Nathan Swain, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: S. D. Christensen, E. J. Nelson, N. L. Jones)
Power PointUsing a Temporal Information System (TIS) for Visualization and Analysis of Hydrologic Time-Series Data, Application and Case Study Results - Richard Koehler, Visual Data Analytics, LLC, Erie, CO
Referencing Nationwide Rivers Inventory Data to the National Hydrography Dataset using the Hydrography Event Management Tool - MIchael Tinker (USGS) presenting for Kathryn Yoder, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Moderator - Stuart Geiger
Dewberry, Denver, CO

Power PointVegetation and Surface Water Satellite Monitoring for Assessment of Flood Impacts on Crops: 2013 Events in China, Russia and Pakistan. - Tatiana Nawrocki, USDA/FAS/OGA/IPAD - Contractor, Washington, DC (co-authors: L. Colson, M. Lindeman, D. Mita, P. Sandene, C. Townsend)
Flood Inundation Mapping using SSURGO Soil Data - Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-author: N. Sangwan)
GIS Web Service Application for Decision Support in Flood Risk Mitigation - Fidel Perez, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: J. Nelson, N. Jones, K. Clark)
Beyond Building a Website - Using Traditional and Social Media to Communicate Flood Forecast Information - Stuart Geiger, Dewberry, Denver, CO (co-authors: B. Pratt, K. Houck)

Moderator - Stephen Bourne
Atkins North America, Milledgeville, GA

GIS based Drainage Master Plan Update for the City of Albuquerque - Alandren Etlantus, Bohannan Huston, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Integration of the Los Angeles County Storm Water Drainage Network into the National Hydrography Dataset - Hank Nelson, US Geological Survey NGTOC, Lakewood, CO
Prioritization of Site-Suitable, Watershed-Scale Green Infrastructure - Thomas Walsh, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (co-author: C. A. Pomeroy)
BMP Designer: Stormwater BMPs for Tahoe - TurboTax Style - Stephen Bourne, Atkins North America, Milledgeville, GA


Tuesday / May 13 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D

Moderator - James Nelson
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Power PointWorldwide Exchange of Water Data - Fernando Salas (University of Texas-Austin, TX) presenting for David Maidment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Enabling Global Adoption of Data Sharing Standards: World Water @ BYU - Kenneth Clark, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: S. Bolster, D. P. Ames, E. J. Nelson)
Power PointApplication of GEOSS for Distributed Web Search, Browsing, and Access to Regional And National Water Data Worldwide - David Arctur, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-author: D. R. Maidment)
Power PointExtending the USGS Social Water Project to Utah: Text-Based Water Data Reporting - Jocelynn Anderson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: K. Smith, F. Perez, R. Khattar, D. P. Ames)

Moderator - Pramod Pandey
University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

A Site Specific Economic Tool to Support Nutrient Management in Utah - Nicholas von Stackelberg, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: C. Stanger, P. Jakus, M. J. Kealy, J. Ostermiller, M. Stanger, B. Holcomb)
Surficial Water Retention Capacity of a Tile Drained Agricultural Landscape - Andrew Kessler, Houston, Engineering, Inc, Maple Grove, MN (co-author: S. C. Gupta)
GIS based Neighborhood Structures Model for a Spatial Assessment of Pathogen Indicator in Stream Water Column - Pramod Pandey, University of California, Davis, CA (co-author: M. L. Soupir)

Moderator - Darina Palacio
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Power PointUsing Landscape Data to Inform Field Measures of Wetland Condition Along the East Shore of Great Salt Lake - Diane Menuz, Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: R. Emerson, R. Sempler, J.Jones)
Power PointDecision-support Using the 9-steps of Planning for the Assessment, Concept Design, and Implementation of Stream Restoration Projects - Nathaniel Todea, USDA-NRCS, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: J. Roper, N. Evenstad )
Geospatial Assessment of Stream Impairment in Florida Using Hotspots and Grouping Analysis - Darina Palacio, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (co-authors: D. A. Kaplan, J. Mossa )
Power PointGeospatial Modeling for Ecological Restoration in the St. Louis River Estuary - George Host, Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN (co-authors: P. Meysembourg, C. Reschke, V. Brady, G. Niemi, A. Bracey )

Moderator - Joshua Joseph
CH2MHILL, Baton Rouge, LA

Developing an Urban Neighborhood Typology to Evaluate Water Use - Martin Buchert, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: Philip Stoker, D. Jackson-Smith, Z. Bjerregaard, M. Cannon, S. Li, C. Licon, S. Hinners)
Grid Tracker: A New Tool for Assessing Power Generation and Transmission in the Western United States - Stephen Bourne, Atkins North America, Milledgeville, GA (co-author: J. Hampson)
Power PointWater Data for Decision Makers and the Fast Changing World of GIS at the Utah Division of Water Resources - Aaron Austin, Utah Division of Water Resources, Salt Lake City, UT
Modeling Wetland Subsidence and Elevation Change in a Headwater System: Interpolation, Model Validation and Implications for Downstream Water Quality - Sandra Fox, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL (co-authors: A. Bochnak, T. Osborne, L. Keenan, S. Speaks, D. Dobberfuhl)

Tuesday / May 13 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D

Moderators - Stephen R. Jackson, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Steve Kopp, ESRI, Redlands, CA

Panelists
David Maidment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Fernando Salas, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Steve Kopp, ESRI, Redlands, CA
Stefan Fuest, Kisters, Aachen, Germany
Phil Stefanoff, KISTERS North America

The role of water resources and geospatial professionals is rapidly evolving from its origins of paper maps and scrolls of gage data, to emailing and FTPing of digital files, and now to live web services. This evolution changes the timeliness, spatial and temporal resolution, and types of data available modeling.

In this session we will present through use cases and demonstration, a variety of map, data, and analysis services applicable to water resource application at local, regional, national, and global scales. You will learn not only about the services we show you but also how to find and use other services from a variety of sources.

Moderator - Sandra Fox
St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL

Quantifying the Thermal Benefits of Riparian Restoration Using Predictive Computer Modeling and GIS - Gus Monteverde, The Freshwater Trust, Portland, OR
Power PointInvestigation of Remote Sensing-Based Irrigated Lands Classification Methods and Evapotranspiration Estimation for an Agricultural Region in Nebraska - Phil Burkhalter, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO (co-authors: J. Polly, T. Martin)
Modeling Land Use and Growth for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project - Cory Bolen, MWH, Boise, ID (co-author: E. Zimmerman)
Geospatial Time Series Model of Wetland Hydroperiod to Establish Environmental Hydrologic Criteria - Sandra Fox, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL (co-authors: S. J. Miller, D. Dobberfuhl)

Moderator - Lilit Yeghiazarian
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Power PointUsing LiDAR-derived Data to Predict Wetland Function and Target Water Quality Restoration Practices - Michelle Canick, The Nature Conservancy, Bethesda, MD (co-authors: K. Boomer, A. Jacobs, D. Keech)
Prioritizing Excess Nutrient Recovery Potential: A State-wide Ranking Tool - Ben Holcomb, Utah Division of Water Quality, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: D. Norton, E. Hill)
Spatial Risk Maps as a Decision Making Tool in Watershed Management - Lilit Yeghiazarian, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors: A. Teklitz, T. Whiteaker, L. Rhea, W. Shuster, D.Maidment)
River Water Quality Assessment Involving Water Quality Index and GIS Software: Case Study: Karun River, IRAN - Kumars Ebrahimi, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (co-authors: M. Moravej, I. Karimirad)


Wednesday / May 14 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D

Moderator - Aaron Byrd
USACE, Vicksburg, MS

Power PointWaM-DaM: A Data Model to Organize, Share, and Publish Water Management Data - Adel M. Abdallah, Utah Water Research Lab, Logan, UT (co-authors: D. E. Rosenberg)
Representing Different Hydrologic Conditions in Geospatial Hydrographic Networks - Alan Rea, US Geological Survey, Boise, ID (co-author: T. Dewald)
Enhancing Decision Modeling through Integrating Functional Ontologies with GIS Data - Aaron Byrd, USACE, Vicksburg, MS (co-authors: D. Tarboton, N. R. Pradhan)
Arc River: A Data Model for Incorporating Multi-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Morphologic River Data - Dongsu Kim, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dankook University, Yongin, Gey, South Korea (co-author: M. Muste)
SESSION 8B: NHD Workshop Part 1
Track: The Future of the National Hydrography Dataset

Moderator - Jeff Simley
US Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Students will learn basic skills to download, display, symbolize, navigate, and linear reference data in the NHD in ArcGIS. This will give them an insight into how the NHD is designed to meet the needs of water managers and scientists using a GIS. This will serve as a foundation for students wishing to do more advanced work with the NHD in a GIS and give them an understanding of what can and cannot be done with the NHD. They will also learn the basics of how the NHDPlus extends the capabilities of the NHD to do more advanced analysis.

8:30 Introduction
8:40 Overview of the NHD/NHDPlus concept
9:00 How to obtain NHD/WBD/NHDPlus, hydrologic units, formats, file organization
9:10 ArcGIS, data organization, data structure, change management tables, NHD and NHDPlus
9:20 Understanding features, symbolize map
9:30 Understanding fields, names, select by attribute
9:40 Understanding NHD drainage systems
9:50 ReachCode system, Perm_ID's, Nodes, Levels, Flow Table - more about data model

10:00 Break

 

Moderator - Dennis Bowker
Consensus Process Design, Napa, CA

Fundamentals of Spatial Decision Support for Watershed Assessment and Restoration: Concepts, Principles, and Lessons Gleaned from the Past 15 Years - Jordan Henk, Redlands Institute, Redlands, CA (co-authors: K. Reynolds)
Spatial Decision Support Methods, Models, and Tools for Watershed Stewardship - Philip Murphy, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, USA
Kahalu'u: An Educational and Decision Support Tool for the Leeward Coast of Hawai'i - Ed Salminen, Watershed Professionals Network LLC, Mount Hood Parkdale, OR (co-authors: P. K.Kanahele, K. Keali'ikanaka'oleo, Haililani, J. Henk, K. Kemp, M. Hamabata, C. Heider, K. Nuuhiwa, C. Punihaole, N. Puniwai , N. Strout)

Moderator - Thayne Clark
Bowen, Collins & Associates, Draper, UT

A GIS Based Pipeline Route Selection Process - Thayne Clark, Bowen, Collins & Associates, Draper, UT (co-author: M. Egbert)
Modeling Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction Infrastructure Development on Surface Hydrology - Daniel Mahr, The Cadmus Group, Inc., Waltham, MA (co-authors: C. H. Sham, J. Maxted)
Building Monitoring Solutions for Flood Warning and Emergency Management - Stefan Fuest, Kisters, Citrus Heights, CA (co-authors: P. Stefanoff, M. Natschke)


Wednesday / May 14 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 9A, 9B, 9C, 9D

Moderator - Caitlin Scopel
ESRI, Redlands, CA

OGC and HIS: Implementing WFS and WaterML2 for HydroServer - Rohit Khattar, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-author: D. P. Ames)
Applying GIS to Culvert Hydraulics - Eric Jones, Aquaveo, Provo, UT (co-author: C. Smemoe)
Power PointWaDE: A GIS-Enabled, Interoperable Data Exchange Network for Sharing Water Planning and Use Data - Sara Larsen, Western States Water Council, Murray , UT (co-author: T. Willardson)
Power PointIf You Build It, They Will Come: Community Maps for Hydrology - Caitlin Scopel, ESRI, Redlands, CA (co-author: D. Siegel)
SESSION 9B: NHD Workshop Part 2
Track: The Future of the National Hydrography Dataset

Moderator - Jeff Simley
US Geological Survey, Denver, CO

Students will learn basic skills to download, display, symbolize, navigate, and linear reference data in the NHD in ArcGIS. This will give them an insight into how the NHD is designed to meet the needs of water managers and scientists using a GIS. This will serve as a foundation for students wishing to do more advanced work with the NHD in a GIS and give them an understanding of what can and cannot be done with the NHD. They will also learn the basics of how the NHDPlus extends the capabilities of the NHD to do more advanced analysis.

10:30 Navigating the flow network,
10:55 Linear Referencing - how scientific data is linked to the NHD
11:15 Editing events
11:25 Searching for Events on the network
11:35 NHDPlus Flow Volume and Velocity
11:45 Calculate drainage area with catchments

12:00 Adjourn

 

Moderator - Robert Wallace
USACE, Vicksburg, MS

Post-Fire Debris-Flow Hazard Assessment of the Area Burned by the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire near Hailey, Central Idaho - Kenneth Skinner, US Geological Survey, Boise, ID
Relating DEM Properties to Flood Inundation Maps for Creating Accurate Flood Inundation Maps from Less Accurate Topography Data - Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-author: S. Saksena)
Streamgage-Linked Inundation Mapping in Illinois - Jennifer Sharpe, US Geological Survey, Urbana, IL (co-author: E. Murphy)
Hydrographic Survey and Geo-Referenced Integration of Geometry Data to Support Flood Inundation Modeling of the Tennessee River System - Ken Swinson, Geosyntec, Knoxville, TN (co-authors: K. Neff, B. Connell, P. Massey C. Jawdy)

Moderator - Ernest To
RPS, Espey, Austin, TX

A GIS-Based Decision Support Model for Identifying and Ranking Multi-Purpose Aquifer Recharge Projects - Zachary Wengrovius, Brown and Caldwell, Golden, CO (co-authors: M. Lindburg, G. Kernohan )
The Gila-Salt-Verde System: Improving River Forecasts and Emergency Management through Visualization - Douglas Blatchford, Reclamation , Boulder City , NV
GIS Enhances Water Resource Planning Strategies - Richard Humpherys, AWWA, Gilbert, AZ
Power PointDrought Research and Applications in Texas of Relevance to the Trinity River Basin - Ernest To, RPS Espey, Austin, TX (co-authors: T. Smith, G. Clingenpeel)


Wednesday / May 14 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D

Moderator - Daniel P. Ames
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Power PointMapping Watershed-scale Streambank Erosion using EPA-BANCS for Determining TMDL's - Paul Ayers, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (co-author: K. Hensley)
Open Hardware Meets Open Software for Hydrologic Data - Jeff Sadler, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-author: D. P. Ames)
Developing High-Resolution Water Level-Models for Wetland Ecosystems - Richard Emerson, Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT (co-author: J. Jones)
Contour Generation to Support Calculation of Exposed Snail Habitat in the Coosa River, Alabama - Ken Swinson, Geosyntec, Knoxville, TN (co-authors: K. Neff, B. Connell, C. Stover)

Moderator - Jeff Simley
US Geological Survey, Denver, CO

The National Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) Evolution 2009-2014 - Karen Hanson, US Geological Survey, West Valley City, UT
International Water-Quality Models - Using an Integrated NHDPlus and Canadian Hydrography Stream Network - Craig Johnston, US Geological Survey, Pembroke , NH (co-authors: R. Moore, W. Jenkinson, R. Burcher)
The Effects of Massive Flooding on the Quality of Data in the National Hydrography Dataset - Jeff Simley, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Re-envisioning the National Hydrography Dataset - Stephen Aichele, US Geological Survey, Lansing, MI (co-authors: R. J. Viger, J. D. Simley )

Moderator - Jack Hampson
Atkins, North America, Inc., Tampa, FL

Building Analytical Applications Using NHDPlusV2 - Lucinda McKay, Horizon Systems Corporation, Herndon, VA (co-authors: T. Dewald, A. Rea)
Integration of the WBD & NHD: Mission Accomplished - Stephen Daw, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Power PointMean Monthly and Low Flow Estimates in NHDPlus Version 2 - Tim Bondelid, Consulting Engineer, Woodville, VA

Moderator - Douglas Blatchford
Reclamation, Boulder City, NV

Selection Analysis using GIS for City of Baltimore Water Program - Michael McCarn and David E. Thompson, EBA Engineering, Laurel, MD and KCI Technologies, Inc., Sparks, MD respectively (co-authors: G. A. Moore, Sr.)
Network Stability, Topological Significance, and Redundancy to Inform Water Management - David Rosenberg, Utah State University, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Utah Water Research Laboratory, Logan, UT (co-author: L. Meeks)
Impacts of Climate and Human Water Use on Tribal Ecosystem Services of an Arroyo Riparian Area - Juanita Francis, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: K. Chief, R.Trosper)
Power PointProgress in Developing Web-Based Management Systems for Water Districts - Gabriele Bonaiti, Texas A&M University, AgriLife Extension, College Station, TX