Event Title

Session C2 - Stream Simulation: Analytical versus Standards based design methodology

Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

5-6-2012 2:10 PM

End Date

5-6-2012 2:30 PM

Description

Stream simulation by USFS definition is a channel that simulates characteristics of the adjacent natural channel (reference reach), and presents no more of a challenge to movement of aquatic organisms than the natural channel. How to design the channel and road crossing varies in detail widely from state to state. Standard requirements can force a design rather than inform it. Analytical based design provides the designer with an understanding of potential channel adjustments and risks at the site based on differences in channel types and geomorphic context on which to base design decisions. Common pitfalls in stream simulation design and application will be discussed along with recent stream simulation flood response from Hurricane Irene.

Comments

Bob is the principal designer and reviewer for watershed restoration projects (river restoration and aquatic organism passage at road crossings) across all 15 national forests and grasslands of Eastern Region 9 of the USDA Forest Service. Responsibilities include; geomorphic assessment, hydraulic analysis and modeling, design and contract development including plan development & cost estimates for road stream crossing and restoration projects, acting as Level 3 COR on restoration project using time and equipment, teaching and educating young professionals and other federal, state and private agency staff on AOP and restoration design and implementation, and working with management for policy development.

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Jun 5th, 2:10 PM Jun 5th, 2:30 PM

Session C2 - Stream Simulation: Analytical versus Standards based design methodology

UMass Amherst

Stream simulation by USFS definition is a channel that simulates characteristics of the adjacent natural channel (reference reach), and presents no more of a challenge to movement of aquatic organisms than the natural channel. How to design the channel and road crossing varies in detail widely from state to state. Standard requirements can force a design rather than inform it. Analytical based design provides the designer with an understanding of potential channel adjustments and risks at the site based on differences in channel types and geomorphic context on which to base design decisions. Common pitfalls in stream simulation design and application will be discussed along with recent stream simulation flood response from Hurricane Irene.

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