Rainfall and floods studies seminar

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On February 6, 2014

The civil, architectural and environmental engineering department invites the campus community to a seminar titled “September 2013 Colorado Floods.” The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The seminar, part of the Rolla Water Resources Seminar Series and the Environmental Research Center seminars, will be presented by Dr. Robert Holmes, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) national flood specialist.

Abstract: Rainfall amounts of up to 13 inches fell across parts of Colorado during Sept. 11-13, resulting in landslides, debris flow and major flooding on several rivers and streams that caused widespread damage and at least eight fatalities. Preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports indicated 17,648 structures damaged and 4,047 structures destroyed, with more than 90 bridges destroyed. The USGS, along with numerous other agencies and academic institutions, collected a large amount of data documenting the earth surface processes resulting from this storm. This talk will provide an overview of the storm, its aftermath and data collection efforts to-date.

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