Dam Safety 2020: Poster Lightning Talks

Overview of California Dam Safety Inundation Map Program
Murari Paudel, Ph.D., P.E., Supervising Engineer Specialist (Water Resources); Phu Huynh, P.E., Supervising Engineer (Water Resources); and Ariya Balakrishnan, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Principal Engineer, CA Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams

Unsaturated soil model effects on the propagation of the saturated zone in levees during flooding
Prince Turkson, Graduate Teaching Assistant; Daniel R. VandenBerge, Assistant Professor; and Elizabeth R. Boeglin, Undergraduate Student, Tennessee Technological University

Shear Key Excavation Stability Analysis at a Slopewash Section of B.F. Sisk Dam
Kevin Zeh-Zon Lee, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineer; David M. Weidinger, P.E., Civil Engineer; Tonya J. Hart, P.E., Supervisory Civil Engineer; Derek T. Wittwer, P.E., Supervisory Civil Engineer; and David R. Gillette, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation

Deep Learning AI and Its Application to Dam Safety and Hydrology
James Logan, CEO; and Charles Yost, Meteorologist, OneRain, Inc.

Repurposing the Indianford Powerhouse to Improve Project Discharge Capacity
Jeffrey A. Anderson, P.E., Project Engineer, Water Resources, Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Atmospheric refraction as an error factor in the automated monitoring of tailings dams 
Carina Machado Paludo, Geologist; and Jair Carlos Koppe, Ph.D., Mining Engineer and Geologist, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; and Anuar Bergamaschi Pires, Mining Engineer, Copelmi Mineração

Emergency Action Plan Field Guide
Dustin Walsh, Emergency Management Specialist, Valdez International Corporation (Contracting with the Bureau of Indian Affairs)

Spillway Repairs at Coes Reservoir Dam - Worcester, Massachusetts
Christopher Palmer, P.E., Senior Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

A Unique Boat Barrier / Boom System, Designed to Resist Ice, Debris and high flow for the Holtwood Dam on the Susquehanna River, in Pennsylvania
Razek Abdelnour, P.E. M Sc., President, Principal Engineer; Elie Abdelnour, Vice President, Senior Engineer; and Berard Kassis, Project Engineer, Geniglace Inc.

Gated Side-Channel Spillway Capacity and Structural Stability of the Salt Springs Dam
Adrian Strain, Water Resource Engineer; and Abbas Dorostkar, Senior Water Resource Engineer, HDR; and Andrew Fisher, Civil Engineer – Dam Safety Program, Pacific Gas & Electric

To Lift a Hoist or Torque a Trunnion for Tainter Gate Trunnion Friction Load Cases?
Kevin Gerst, Hydraulic Structures Section Lead; Asha Baradi, P.E., Hydraulic Structures Engineer; and Sam Planck, P.E., Principal Hydraulic Structures Engineer, HDR

Emergency Replacement of Collapsed Spillway Underdrain Pipe
Paul Worrlein, P.E., Water Resources Engineer, Project Manager, HDR; and Kevin Larson, P.E., Engineering Project Manager, City of Portland Water Bureau

Pyramid Dam Emergency Spillway: Comprehensive geologic and geotechnical investigation to quantify rock erodibility for an unlined emergency spillway
Michael Buga, P.G., CEG, Senior Geologist; Eduard Egov, P.E., Dams and Hydraulic Structures Inspection Lead; and Dawning Wu, EIT, Water Resources Recovery Facility Process EIT, HDR Engineering; Olivia M. Virgadamo, P.E., Supervising Engineer, Project Manager; Mark Pagenkopp, CEG, Senior Engineering Geologist; Brad von Dessonneck, P.G., CEG, Engineering Geologist, CA Department of Water Resources; and David Trench, P.G., CEG, Senior Geologist, InfraTerra

Prediction of flood models for dam breaching due to overtopping
Deepak Kumar, UIET, M.D., University, Rohtak, Haryana, India; Baldev Detia, Professor, NIT; and V.K. Arora, Professor, NIT, Kurukshetra, India 

Use of Tractive Force Methods for Determining Railroad Bed Instability and Assessing Corresponding Flood Risks
Jeffrey Blass, Dams Project Manager; and G. Michael McIntyre, P.E., Dams Practice Leader, Southeast Region, AECOM

Permeability of Cutoff Wall Seepage Barriers in Earthen Dams:  A Case Study of East Branch Dam Safety Modification
Carolyn Marie Wehner, E.I.T., Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

Piezometer Testing and Evaluation at the Youghiogheny River Dam
Harold B. Russell, Ph.D., P.E., Geotechnical Engineer; and Paul Zinnecker, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

Strain-based Approach for Stability Analysis of Earthen Embankments
Rowshon Jadid, Graduate Student; Brina M. Montoya, Associate Professor; and Mohammed A. Gabr, Professor, North Carolina State University

2D and 3D Slope Stability Analysis of Fundão Dam
João Paulo Tavares Souza, University of Brasilia; Nicolas Rodrigues Moura, MSc.; and Gilson de Farias Neves Gitirana Junior, Ph.D., Federal University of Goiás

Vibro-Densification for Emergency Response of an Impoundment Dike Reconstruction 
Nick Parks, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer; and Bon Lien, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.; and Bobby Barnes, P.E., Engineering Manager, Duke Energy

Developing Free-Surface Inception Point for Stepped Chutes with Multiple Sections of Surface Roughness along the Chute Floor
Sherry L. Hunt, Ph.D., E.I.T., Research Leader and Acting Location Coordinator; and Kem C. Kadavy, Agricultural Engineer, USDA – ARS

Relief Well Discharge: Measured vs. Estimated
Randy Cook, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer; and Mary Knopf, P.E., Project Engineer, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions 

2-D Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Folsom Dam: Seismically Induced Separation and Pore Pressure along the Soil-Concrete Interface
Adam Kaplan, Ph.D., Associate Professor; and Grace Amoussou, Graduate Student, Kennesaw State University

Emergency Action Plans: There’s Always Room for Improvement!
Gregory L. Richards, P.E., CFM, Senior Dams & Hydraulics Project Manager; and William F. Foos, CPP, PSP, Principal Manager - Security and Safety, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

D Modeling of a Variable Radius Concrete Arch Dam Using Unmanned Aerial System Photogrammetry
Ryan Coppersmith, Senior Geologist, Coppersmith Consulting Inc.; and Tim Truong, P.E., PMP, Chief Dam Safety Engineer, Yuba County Water Agency

Historic Information in Dam Rehabilitation
Ed Kaminski, P.E., Project Manager; Jared Deible, Technical Manager; and Joe Kudritz, P.E., Michael Baker International; and Ed Raptosh, Civil Engineer Manager, Pennsylvania DCNR

An Up to Date on La Romaine Complex, The Most Important Hydroelectric Project Under Construction in North America
Vlad Liviu Alicescu, P.E.; and Jean Pierre Tournier, Ph.D., Special Advisor and VP ICOLD, Hydro-Québec

Rapid Inundation Mapping
Whitney Sorrels, P.E., Hydraulic Engineer; Ed Stowasser, P.E., Hydraulic Engineer; and Mike Koon, GIS Specialist, US Army Corps of Engineers

Use of FMEA as an aid to the ANA Model Inspection form for dam risk management in Brazil
Michele Bispo de Jesus, Environmental and Sanitary Engineer, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo; Thais Lie Fukase, Environmental Engineer; Giovana Bevilacqua, Civil Engineer; and Maria Fernanda Bentubo, Hydraulic and Environmental Sanitation Technology, Fundação Centro Tecnológico de Hidráulica

Screening Technique to Identify Risky Emergency Spillways
Sanjeeta Ghimire, Doctorate Student; and Joseph Schulenberg, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

A New Process for Managing Waterway Public Safety Risk
Tareq Salloum, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Ontario Power Generation Inc.

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