AWRA 2010 Spring Specialty Conference
Oral Presentations


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Monday / March 29 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Special Plenary Session
Plenary Panel: A Strategic Vision of the Future for Water Resources Information
Moderator: Jack Hampson
National Water Resource Technologies Program, PBS&J


Jack Dangermond
President, ESRI (also keynote speaker)

Dr. David Maidment
Center for Research in Water Resources-University of Texas at Austin;
CUAHSI HIS Principal Investigator

Carol Wehle
Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District

Katherine Lins
Chief, Office of Water Information, Water Resources Division, USGS

Catherine Van Ingen
Microsoft Research

Sharing their vision of what is needed to meet water resources challenges in the coming decade, a panel of leading professionals and researchers spanning regional and federal government, industry, and academia come together for a strategic discussion.   What is possible with new and emerging information technologies to help us respond effectively and creatively to those challenges?  The panel discussion will tie to the plenary address by Jack Dangermond on the kind of information framework needed to handle the diverse and complex requirements of water resources management.  What needs are shared by the inter-related challenges facing water supply, water quality, flood risk, environmental monitoring, protection, and restoration in a context of water/energy tradeoffs, climate change and uncertainty? 
Monday / March 29 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
ArcHydro Implementation at SJRWMD - Evolving Toward Simplicity - Christine Mundy, St. Johns River Water Mgmt District, Palatka, FL (co-authors: Ellen Dean, Doug Campbell)
Constructing a Production-Ready Arc Hydro Enhanced Database (Ahed) as the Enterprise Database for Hydrologic Feature Locations - Maryam Mashayekhi, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL (co-authors: Lakin Flowers, Alan Foley)
Enterprise Integration and Early Operational Phase Support of the Arc Hydro Enhanced Database - Lakin Flowers, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL (co-author: Tim Minter)
SWFWMD Watershed Management Program – GIS Data Schema and Tools for Watershed Management - Gordon McClung, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL
Terrain Datasets: How Good Are They? - Celso Ferreira, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (co-author: Francisco Olivera, Dean Djokic )
Practical Considerations for Integrating LiDAR DEMs with Legacy Hydrographic Data - Benjamin Houston, GroundPoint Technologies, LLC, Woodstock, NY (co-authors: Erika Boghici, Cheryl Rose)
Terrain-based Levee Freeboard Analysis for Flood Hazard Assessment and Planning - Milver Valenzuela, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: Stuart T. Geiger, Jean Huang, Alan Springett)
Technical Advancements and Differences of Two County-Wide LiDAR Datasets from 2001 to 2008 in Harris County, Texas - John Grounds, Grounds Anderson, LLC, Houston, TX (co-authors: Brandon T. Grimm, Jacob Spenn)
GIS-Enabled Multiscale Modeling of a Complex Groundwater Remediation Site in Michigan - Huasheng Liao, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (co-authors: Shu-Guang Li, Yang Li )
Analyzing the Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Monitoring Network Design Using GIS - Abdelhaleem Khader, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-author: Mac McKee)
Supporting Fully-Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Flow Simulations with ArcHydro - Chin Man Mok, AMEC Geomatrix, Oakland, CA (co-authors: Raghavendra Suribhatla, Miao Zhang)
GIS Enabled Stochastic Modeling of Groundwater Systems and Its Application to Real Problems - Dipa Dey, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (co-authors: Hua-Sheng Liao, Shu-Guang Li)
Using GIS to Assess Climate Change Impacts on the Rio Grande and its Riparian Forest - Julie Coonrod, Department of Civil Engineering, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: Kelly Isaacson, Venkatesh Merwade)
Assessment of Water Availability in the Mountainous Watersheds of Idaho - Venkataramana Sridhar, Boise State University, Boise, ID
An Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Water Resources in Spain - Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez, Centre for Hydrographical Studies of Cedex, Madrid, NA, Spain (co-authors: Barranco Sanz, Luis.,Potenciano de las Heras, Angela, Quintas Ripoll, Luis)
Monday / March 29 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 5, 6, 7, 8
Organizer - Sandra Fox
St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL

Moderator – Dean Djokic
ESRI, Redlands, CA
David Maidment, Center for Research in Water Resources-University of Texas at Austin
Cuahsi His, Principal Investigator, Austin, TX
Gordon McClung, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL
James Cameron, South Florida Water Management District, Palatka, FL
Chris Mundy, St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL
Alan Foley, Jones Edmunds, Gainesville, FL
Stephen Bourne, PBS&J, Atlanta, GA
Khan Boupha, Jones Edmunds, Tampa, FL
Joe North, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protections, Tallahassee, FL

Management of the unique hydrologic systems in Florida requires interaction across multiple agencies and professional disciplines. Public, private, and academic entities all play roles in managing Florida's water. Business drivers, staff, infrastructure, and organization may differ between entities but they are all linked by an interest in water management. The Arc Hydro data model has provided an effective yet unrestrained standard to facilitate development, storage, analysis, and communication of water resources data. Considerable effort has been expended by the Florida Arc Hydro community (primarily by or for Florida’s five Water Management Districts) to implement variations on the "standard" Arc Hydro data model to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, water quality modeling, flood hazard mapping, watershed management and other functions. Two groups, the Florida Arc Hydro Working Group (FAHWG) and the Florida Arc Hydro Users Group (FLAHUG), carry out ongoing collaborative efforts involving Arc Hydro in Florida. This panel will be composed of members from FAHWG and FLAHUG discussing background and status updates for current Arc Hydro implementations in Florida. The discussion will focus on technical insights, lessons learned in the course of the implementations and perhaps more importantly, what the future goals and activities of the two groups should be as a statewide effort.
Hydrologic & Hydraulic Modleing of the Rancocas Creek Dam Failures - Dennis Johnson, Juniata College, Huntiogdon, PA (co-authors: Arthur C. Miller, Norm Fulmar)
Using Lidar Data to Assess the Interdependence of Headwater Wetlands, Groundwater Levels, and Streamflow in Central-Florida Watersheds - Terrie Lee, US Geological Survey, Tampa, FL (co-author: Geoff Fouad)
Using LiDAR Data to Assess Landscape Vulnerability to Coal Bed Methane Extraction in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming - Charles Yuill, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (co-authors: Michael P. Strager, Paul Kinder)
Use of GIS-Based Data for Modeling Complex Groundwater Systems in Michigan - Mehmet Oztan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (co-authors: Huasheng Liao, Shu-Guang Li, Richard Mandle)
Application of a GIS-enabled Modeling System to Protect Michigan's Groundwater and Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems - Hassan Abbas, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI co-authors: Huasheng Liao, Shu-Guang Li, Richard Mandel )
Off-Stream Storage Analysis with HydroGeoSphere (HGS) - Lisa Rainger and Lorri Peltz-Lewis, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA
Application of the Geographic Information System on a Regional Transient Groundwater Flow Model of East Central Florida - Oscar Vera, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Orlando, FL
Development of GIS-Based Drainage Facilities Master Plans Using Local Hydrologic Methods - Justin Rogers, HDR Engineering, Inc., San Diego, CA (co-authors: Jim Zhu, Sunit Deo)
Using GIS to Estimate Citywide Benefits from Stormwater BMPs in New York City - Francisco Brilhante, HDR Engineering, Pearl River , NY (co-authors: Marc Korpus, Carter H. Strickland, Jr.)
Performance Comparison of GIS-Based CPU, Multi-Threading and GPU Enhanced 2D Flood Models - David R. Judi Alfred Kalyanapu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (co-authors: Alfred Kalyanapu, Siddharth Shankar, Abe Stephens, Steven J. Burian, David R. Judi, Timothy N. McPherson)
GIS Based Hydrologic Modeling Using Object Oriented Approach - Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-author: Kwangmin Kang)
Impact of Pit Removal Methods on DEM Derived Drainage Lines in Flat Regions - Walter Collischonn, Instituto de Pesquisas Hidraulicas - Universidade Federal do Rio, Porto Alegre, RS (co-authors: Diogo Costa Buarque, Adriano Rolim da Paz, Carlos Andr Bulhes Mendes, Fernando Mainardi Fan)
Tuesday / March 30 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 9, 10, 11, 12
Estimating Hydroperiod on the Kissimmee River Floodplain: - Lawrence Spencer, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL
Clark County Regional Flood Control District Arc Hydro (CCRFCD Arc Hydro): Toward Ongoing Stormwater Master Planning - Stephen Bourne, PBS&J, Smyrna, GA (co-authors: Kevin Eubanks, Harshal Desai, Brian Rowley)
Animating Near Real-Time Rainfall in Google Earth - Anand Trivedi, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Fl (co-author: Kurt Saari)
Development of Multidimensional GIS-based River Data Model and Implementation using Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers - Dongsu Kim, Post-doctoral Research Associate, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineerin, Iowa City, IA (co-author: Marian Muste)
Exploration of Estuarine Salinity Patterns Using ACES - Analytical Framework for Coastal and Estuarine Study - Sandra Fox, St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL (co-authors: Stephen Bourne, Clay Montague, Palmer Kinser)
BASINS 4.0 - Overview and Recent Developments - Paul Duda, AQUA TERRA Consultants, Decatur, GA (co-authors: Daniel P. Ames, James N. Carleton)
HydroForecaster: An Open Source GIS-Enabled Hydrologic Data Time Series Forecasting Framework and Artificial Neural Network Implementation - Tevaganthan Veluppillai, Idaho State University, Idaho Falls, ID (co-authors: Daniel P. Ames, Harold Dunsford)
Development and Demonstration of a Hybrid Modeling Capability within the Fort Benning HSPF Watershed Model: Refinement of Unpaved Road Simulation Using WEPP:Road - John Imhoff,AQUA TERRA Consultants, Ouray, CO (co-authors: John L. Kittle, Jr., Brandon B. Gonzales, Anthony S. Donigian, Jr., Patrick N. Deliman, William J. Elliot, Dennis C. Flanagan)
Towards Virtual Watersheds: Integrated Data Mining, Management, Mapping, and Modeling using Standards Based Web Services and an Open Source Software Stack - Yang Cao, Idaho State University, Idaho Falls, ID (co-author: Daniel P. Ames)
Hydrologic Terrain Processing Using Parallel Computing - David Tarboton,Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: D.W. Watson, R. Wallace, K.A.T. Schreuders, T.K. Tesfa)
Assembly and Management of an Extensive LiDAR Elevation Database in a Low-Relief Coastal Area - Timothy Liebermann, S. Florida Water Mgmt. Dist., Fort Myers, FL (co-author: Diana Umpierre)
The Red River of the North LiDAR Dissemination Portal and Flood Forecast Display Tool - Brian Fischer, Houston Engineering, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (co-author: Charles Fritz)
LiDAR: A Blessing in Disguise for Watershed Modeling - Al Karlin, SWFWMD, Brooksville, FL (co-authors: Gordon McClung, Jamison Janke)
An GIS-enabled Realtime Interactive Groundwater Modeling Environment - Shu-Guang Li, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (co-author: Huasheng Liao)
Suitability Analysis for Groundwater Recharge for the Freeport Element of the American River Use Strategy in San Joaquin County, California - Sarah Watkins, GEI Consultants, Inc., Rancho Cordova, CA (co-authors: Ron Schnabel, Mark Williamson)
Comparison of Empirical Estimates of Mountain Front Recharge for the Southern Jornada Del Muerto Basin, New Mexico - Bvn Kambhammettu, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (co-authors: James P. King, Praveena Allena, Bobby J. Creel)
3-D Volumetric Analysis of Groundwater Resources in Nolan County, Texas - Beronica Lee-Brand, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Austin, TX (co-authors: Michelle Sutherland, Allan Standen)
Tuesday / March 30 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 13, 14, 15, 16
Sharing Hydrologic Data with the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System - David Tarboton, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: David R. Maidment, Ilya Zaslavsky, Jeffery S. Horsburgh, Timothy Whiteaker, Michael Piasecki, Jon Goodall, David Valentine, Thomas Whitenack)
HydroDesktop: A Free and Open Source Platform for Hydrologic Data Discovery, Visualization, and Analysis - Daniel P. Ames, Idaho State University, Idaho Falls, ID (co-authors: Jiri Kadlec, Jeff Horsburgh)
HydroModeler: A Modeling Plug-in for the CUAHSI HIS HydroDesktop Application - Jonathan L. Goodall, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of, Columbia, SC (co-authors: Anthony M. Castronova, Daniel P. Ames)
Texas Hydrologic Information System - David Maidment, University of Texas, Austin, TX (co-authors: Timothy Whiteaker, Dharhas Pothina, James Seppi, Eric Hersh, Wendy Harrison)
Tritium Spill Modeling in the Savannah River using BASINS 4.0 - Amber Ignatius, The University of Georgia, Watkinsville, GA (co-author:Todd Rasmussen)
Cities as Forces for Good in the Environment: Scientific Visualization and Stakeholder Dialogue - Ibrahim Demir, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (co-authors: Amanda K. Parker, M. Bruce Beck)
Using Storm Event Samplers to Calibrate the Watershed Loading Model for use in the Development of the Lake Jesup TMDL - Joe Walter,PBSJ, Orlando, FL
A Decision Support System for Preharvest Planning in North Carolina - David Jones, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, Raleigh, NC (co-authors: D.G. Jones, A.D. Bailey, T.B. Allen, D.K. O’Loughlin, J.L. Boggs)
The Arc Hydro Groundwater Data Model and Tools - Norm Jones, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-author: Gil Strassberg)
Automated Well Permitting Using Arc Hydro Groundwater - Alan Lemon, Aquaveo, Provo, UT (co-authors: Doug Gallup; Gil Strassberg)
Arc Hydro Groundwater Tools and GMS - Michelle Smilowitz, Aquaveo, Provo, UT (co-authors: Norm Jones, Derrick Whitehead)
Hydrogeologic Site Characterization via Cross Section Editing - Timothy Whiteaker, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (co-authors: Norm Jones, Douglas Gallup, Gil Strassberg)
Using Hyperspectral Imagery to Detect Submerged Aquatic Imagery in the St. Johns River - Courtney Hart, Ide Integration, Jacksonville, FL (co-author: Charles Jacoby)
Fractional Vegetation and Impervious Surface Dynamics in the Wetland-Urban-Agriculture Interface Systems of South Florida: A Remote Sensing Perspective - Assefa Melesse, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-author: F. Miralles-Wilhelm)
Value of NDVI as a Tool to Monitor Vegetation Recovery on Restored Wetlands - D. Samuel Rajasekhar, Idea Integration/onsite consultant at St. Johns River Water Mana, Palatka, FL (co-author: Melinda Donnelly)
SeaWIFS-based Chlorophyll-A Concentration in Coastal Waters of Everglades - Assefa Melesse, Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: F. Miralles-Wilhelm, A. Thomas)
Tuesday / March 30 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 17, 18, 19, 20
HIS Server: A Platform for Publishing Space-Time Hydrologic Datasets - Jeffery Horsburgh , Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors: David G. Tarboton, Kimberly A. T. Schreuders, David R. Maidment, Ilya Zaslavsky, David Valentine)
Coupling Near Real-Time Weather Data with SWAT using CUAHSI-HIS Components - Nicholas Arnold , Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa City, IA (co-authors: Dongsu Kim, Marian Muste)
Near Real Time Visualization of USGS Instantaneous Data: Integration of Open Source Data Turbine in CUAHSI HIS - Thomas Whitenack , San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (co-authors: David Ryan, David Valentine, Ilya Zaslavsky)
Internationalizing the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System: a Case Study from the Czech Republic - Jiri Kadlec , Idaho State University, Idaho Falls, ID (co-authors: Daniel P. Ames, Jakub Langhammer)
Optimizing the Chlorophyll Monitoring Program in the Neuse Estuary Through the Use of a Hierarchical Spatio-Temporal Bayesian Model - Ibrahim Alameddine , Duke University, Durham, NC (co-authors: Song S. Qian, Eric S. Money)
Cleaning House: Collaboration Among Federal Agencies to Restore Impaired Waters on Public Lands - Jamie Fowler , U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington , DC (co-authors: Jamie Fowler, Douglas J. Norton, Seth Mann, Eric Monschein, Dwight Atkinson)
Assessment of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Estuarine Nutrient Enrichment Using Modeling and Monitoring - Michele Cutrofello , RTI International, Washington, DC (co-authors: Keith Little, Marion Deerhake, Randy Waite, Anne Rea)
Bayesian SPARROW for Understanding the Dynamic Changes in Nutrient Loadings - Song Qian , Duke University, Durham, NC (co-authors: Jonathon Goodall)
Validation Rain Gauges for Quality Assurance of NexRad Rainfall Data - Michael Daly , St Johns River Water Mmanagement District, Palatka, FL
Representative Rainfall for the Florida Water Management Districts: Quality Control of Radar and Rain Gauge Data in a Geospatial Context - Jean Vieux , Vieux & Associates, Inc., Norman, OK (co-author: Baxter E Vieux)
Utilizing Radar-Derived Rainfall Data for Watershed Model Calibration - Mathew Mampara , Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: Srikanth Koka, Arvind Goswami)
Data Interoperability Between Generic Hydrologic and Hydraulic Databases and Models - Steve Jencen , Michael Baker Jr Inc, Manassas, VA (co-author: Raja Srinivasan)
ArcGIS Tools for Importing, Storing, and Analyzing Reservoir Vertical Profile and Other Water Quality Data - James Nelson , Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors: Caleb Buahin, Rushit Hila, Tamara Rabadi, Oliver Obregon, Reed Chilton, Ashley Childers, Gustavious Williams)
ArcHydstra: Integrating Kisters' hydrologic Software Hydstra into ArcGIS for Mapping Reports Development - Brian McKay , BCI Engineers and Scientists, Inc. (co-author: Kyle Knoche, Aisa Ceric)
Turning Your GIS into a Temporal Information System (TIS) - How to Plot, Visualize and Analyze Time-Series Data Within the GIS Environment - Richard Koehler , NOAA - NWS, Boulder, CO (co-author: Jennifer Boehner)
Tuesday / March 30 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 21, 22, 23, 24
HydroPortal and HydroViewer: Registration and Discovery of CUAHSI Web Services - Dean Djokic , ESRI, Redlands, CA (co-authors: Zhumei Qian, Christine Eggers, Zichuan Ye, Jignesh Divecha)
OLAP-Based Analysis, Visualization and Animation of Large Volumes of Hydrologic Observation and Model Data - Matthew Rodriguez, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (co-authors: Thomas Whitenack, David Valentine, Ilya Zaslavsky)
Hydrologic Metadata Catalog and Semantic Search Services in CUAHSI HIS - Thomas Whitenack , San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (co-authors: David Valentine, Ilya Zaslavsky, Michael Piasecki, David Tarboton, Jeffery Horsburgh, Timothy Whiteaker, Daniel Ames, David R. Maidment)
Transition to OGC Standards in CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System - David Valentine, , San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD, La Jolla, CA (co-authors: Ilya Zaslavsky, David R. Maidment)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Time Series Data Management - Stefan Fuest , KISTERS North America, Inc., Citrus Heights, CA (co-authors: Stan Malinky, Michael Natschke)
Nutrient Reductions in the Watershed Protection Plan for the Caloosahatchee River - Timothy Liebermann , South Florida Water Mgmt. Dist., Fort Myers, FL
Land Cover - Nutrient Export Relationships in Space and Time - James Wickham , U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC
A GIS Methodology to Strategically Place Constructed Wetlands for Nitrate Removal in Tile-Drained Agricultural Watersheds - Margaret McCahon , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-authors: Indrajeet Chaubey, Jane Frankenberger, Eileen Kladivko)
Application of GIS in the Hydrology and Water Quality Modeling Using HSPF in an Estuary Basin In North Florida - Maria Mao , SJRWMD, Palatka, Fl (co-author: Dale R. Smith)
Application of NHDplus for SPARROW Nutrient Modeling of the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States - Richard Moore , U.S. Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH (co-authors: Richard B. Moore, Craig M. Johnston, Richard A. Smith)
GIS as the Foundation for FEMA Flood Map Modernization Success - Andrea Ryon , Michael Baker Jr Inc, Alexandria, VA (co-author: Doug A. Bellomo)
Flood Map Desktop - Joshua Price , PBS&J, Denver, CO
Remote Sensing Approach to Flood Inundation Mapping: Case Studies for Wetlands on the Lower Darling River and in Koondrook Perricoota Forest, New South Wales, Australia - Mustak Shaikh , NSW Office of Water, Parramatta, NSW, Australia (co-author: Narendra Tuteja)
Impementation of New Tools to Manage Flood Risk - Jose Maria Bodoque , University Of Castilla La Mancha, Top;edp, TOL, Spain (co-authors: Ballesteros-Canovas, J.A., Sanchez, M., Diez-Herrero, A., Nieto, A., Larsen, P.T.)
HDR USACE Wetland Delineation Toolset - Michael Gilbrook , HDR Engineering, Inc., Orlando, Fl
H2OInfo - A Web-Based Citizen's Tool for Turning Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Data into Information - Jeff Siegel , HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL (co-authors: Christopher Magruder, Mike Benedict, Troy Deibert)
USGS GIS Science Support: Development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Tools to Support Use of National Water Information System (NWIS) Web Services in ArcMap - David McCulloch , US Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Customized , Open Source GIS Solutions for Increasing Data Accessibility - Mathew Mampara , Dewberry, Washington, DC (co-authors: Milver Valenzuela, Brian Marchionni, Dan Ames)
Wednesday / March 31 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 25, 26, 27, 28
Moderator - Jeff Simley
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver
Jeff Simley, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, Program Lead for NHD
Tommy Dewald, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C., Program Lead for NHD
Brian Sanborn, U.S. Forest Service, Corvallis, OR, Agency Lead for NHD
Dan Wickwire, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, OR, Agency Lead for NHD
Mark Olsen, Minesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, MN, State NHD Lead
Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY, State NHD Lead

The National Hydrography Dataset is now over eight years old. Throughout this time there has been great growth with completion of 1:24,000-scale coverage, the NHDPlus, the establishment of a working data stewardship program, and hundreds of applications that have applied the NHD to hydrology, resource management, pollution control, and fisheries biology. Six perspectives are presented on the current state of the NHD in terms of successes and challenges, the short-term objectives to make the dataset fully functional for current technology, and the long-term strategy that will evolve the data to meet the needs of GIS for many years to come. Each panelist has been highly involved in the NHD program for many years and brings a wealth of first-hand knowledge to the discussion.
Using LDCurve to Support Watershed Management Decisions - Stephanie Johnson , Houston Engineering, Inc, Maple Grove, MN
North Slope Decision Support System: Water Resources Management in Support of Oil and Gas Exploration in Alaska - Kelly Brumbelow , Texas A & M University, College Station, TX co-authors: Amy C. Tidwell, Stephen F. Bourne, William F. Schnabel, James Haleblian, Arun K. Aryasomayajula)
Linking Modeling and and Data Visualization to Create a Cliamte Change Adpatation Deicison Support Tool for a California Water District - David Purkey , Stockholm Environment Institute, Davis, CA (co-authors: David Yates, Elizabeth Mansfield, Jack Sieber, Vishal Mehta)
Designing Decision Support Systems for Water Resources: Making the Tool Fit the Needs - Daniel Sheer , HydroLogics Inc., Columbia, MD
Understanding and Predicting Floods in Arid Environments - Tatiana H. Papakos and Kristi Root, Tetra Tech, Chicago, IL
Distributed Flood Prediction for a High Hazard Urban Basin - Jean Vieux , Vieux & Associates, Norman, OK (co-author: Baxter E Vieux)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Flood Inundation Mapping - Venkatesh Merwade , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (co-author: Younghun Jung)
Dam Breach Analysis and Inundation Mapping in Low Slope Coastal Plains - Ross Gordon , AECOM, Houston, TX (co-authors: Jacob M. Torres, Tyler Ray, Anthony Holder, Lonnie Anderson, Jason Afinowicz )
Development of Parameter Maps of the Modified Bartlett-Lewis Rectangular Pulse Stochastic Rainfall Generator - Francisco Olivera , Texas A&M University , College Station, TX (co-author: Dongkyun Kim)
Building a Better Hydraulic Model from the Ground Up - Ajay Prasad , CDM, Cambridge, MA (co-authors: James Carolan, Constantin Banciulescu)
Channel Geomorphology Characterization for Modeling with HEC-RAS - Raja Srinivasan , Michael Baker Jr Inc, Manassas, VA (co-author: Steve Jencen)
Projecting Future Precipitation Pattern for Ohio - Shuang-Ye Wu , University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Wednesday / March 31 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 29, 30, 31, 32
NHD Tool Development for Local-State Stewardship - Steve McKinney , SICS Consultants, LLC, Florence, AL (co-author: Phillip Henderson)
Introduction to the Hydrography Event Management (HEM) Tools - Ariel Bates, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
What's Happening with the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus)? - Tommy Dewald , U.S. Environmental Protecction Agency - Office of Water, Arlington, VA
Improving Stream Flow Estimates in NHDPlus - Tim Bondelid , Independent Consultant, Woodville, VA (co-authors: Kernell Ries, Richard Moore)
Field Inspections and Reporting for Non-Federally Sponsored Flood Control Works (FCW) under the Rehabilitation and Inspection Program (RIP) - Jonathan Posner , CDM, Irvine, CA (co-authors: Kerry Casey, Jun Wang)
Gunbarrel Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Assessment and Associated Flood Risk Reduction Project - Gregory Bevenger , Shoshone National Forest, Cody, WY
The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL): Continually Updated Flood Hazard Data at Your Fingertips - Jeff Tornatore , Michael Baker Jr Inc, Alexandria, VA (co-author: Mike Domaratz)
3D Water Surface Elevation Generation Leveraging ESRI's Terrain Data Type - Stuart Geiger , Dewberry, Fairfax, VA (co-authors: Benjamin Pratt, Mat Mampara)
ARC Population and Employment Allocation Disaggregator -- A Simple GIS-Based Tool for Parcel-Scale Population Projection - Stephen Bourne , PBSJ, Smyrna, GA (co-authors: Mike Alexander, Wei Wang)
Using Econometrics to Forecast Temporal Sensitivity of Critical Nutrient Loading Thresholds - Valerie Seidel , The Balmoral Group, Maitland, FL (co-authors: Paul Yacobellis, Chris de Bodisco)
Linking Agricultural Land Use to Future Water Demands - Mehrshad Nourani , Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL
Modeling the Impacts of Land Use on Water Purification and Nutrient Retention Using Invest Tool - Driss Ennaanay , Stanford University, Stanford, CA (co-authors: Marc Conte, Stacie Wolny)
A GIS-Based Approach to Natural Stream Channel Design Construction - Karen Warner , BCI Engineers & Scientists, Lakeland, FL (co-authors: Aziza Khan, John Kiefer, Kristen Blanton)
Basemap and DFIRM Database Development using SWMM Model Output - Krystal Forgenie , CDM, Jacksonville, FL (co-authors: Erin Hardin)
Modeling Upland Erosion Potential in the Le Sueur Watershed: A GIS Mediated Application of the WEPP Model - Fukhrudin Maalim , Florida International University, Miami, FL (co-authors: Melesse, A., Belmont, P.)
Combining Spatial Analysis and Multivariate Statistical Methods to Characterize Watershed Water Quality Conditions - Andrew Gamble , IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (co-author: Meghna Babbar-Sebens)
Wednesday / March 31 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 33, 34, 35, 36
Fundementals of Stewardship for the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) - David Arnold Elizabeth McCartney , FDEP, Tallahassee, FL (co-author: Elizabeth McCartney)
Florida's National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) - Joseph North , FDEP, Tallahassee, FL
NHDPlus Version 2.0 - Cindy McKay , Horizon Systems Corporation, Herndon, VA (co-author: Tommy Dewald)
Hydrography Conflation: Challenges in Updating Hydrography Data - Bernard Catalinotto , Data Enhancement Services, Frederick, MD
The User Experience in Water Resources GIS Software - Stephen Bourne , PBSJ, Smyrna, GA
A Pen-Based Approach for Water Resources Model User Interfacing - Joshua Peschel , Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (co-author: Tracy Hammond)
Use of the National Hydrography Dataset in the USGS StreamStats Web - Alan Rea , U.S. Geological Survey, Boise, ID
EMAPS: Environmental Monitoring and Planning System - Kurt Saari , South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL (co-author: Rick Householder)
Using Ecological Sites to Parameterize a Hydrologic Simulation Model in Geospatial Rangeland Watershed Assessment Tool - Anthony Perlinski , University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (co-authors: Ginger B. Paige, Jeff J. Stone, Scott N. Miller, Jagath Vithanage)
'WHAT' (GIS) Tool Explores the Future Environments of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project - Barry Wharton , HDR, Tampa, FL (co-authors: Anwar Khan, Stephanie Morse)
Geo-RAS for Unsteady Models: Friend or Foe? - Marlene Tomaszkiewicz , Michael Baker Jr Inc, Alexandria, VA
Customized GIS Tools to Aid in Hydrologic Modeling - Mark Schwartz , BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc., Lakeland, FL (co-author: Jie Gao)
The Leaf-Out Analysis as a GIS Tool in Urban Watershed Forestry - Lisa Fraley-McNeal , Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD
Estimating Tree Root Encroachment on Levees Using GIS - Tomomi Ito , Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (co-authors: John Stormont, Julie Coonrod, James Cleverly)
Predicting Hydrologic/Hydraulic Condition of Streams for Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP) and Process for Assessing Proper Functioning Condition: Riparian Area Management Using Aerial Imagery/GIS/IFSAR and HRO Auto-Correlated Dems - Nathaniel Todea , Utah USDA NRCS, Salt Lake City, UT (co-author: Shane Green)
Land Use Dynamics Assessment and Its Impact on the Hydrology of Beles Basin, ETHIOPIA - Anwar Surur, , The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweeden (co-author: Shimelis Setegn)
Wednesday / March 31 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 37, 38, 39, 40
Harmonization of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) with Sister Datasets in Canada - Pete Steeves and Karen Hanson , U.S. Geological Survey, Northborough, MA and U.S. Geological Survey, West Valley City, UT
Harmonization of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) with Sister Datasets in Mexico - Karen Hanson and Paul Kimsey , U.S. Geological Survey, West Valley City, UT and U.S. Geological Survey, Northborough, MA
Progress Report on the Stewardship of the National Hydrography Dataset - Jeff Simley , U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
WBD/NHD Integration - Stephen Daw , U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (co-author: Karen Hanson)
Ecological Sites And Rangeland Watershed Hydrology - Philip Heilman , USDA-ARS SWRC, Tucson, AZ (co-authors: J.J. Stone, D. Robinett)
GIS Analysis of the Hydrogeomorphic Attributes of the Niobrara River - Nathaniel Schaepe , U.S. Geological Survey, Lincoln, NE (co-author: Jason S. Alexander)
Influence of Riparian Spatial Structure on Aquatic Environment Conservation in Small Streams of Southeast Brazil - Silvio Ferraz , ESALQ/USP, Piracicaba, SP (co-authors: Felipe Rossetti de Paula; Gisele Biem Mori; Giovana Athayde; Pedro Gerhard; Antonio Fernando Monteiro Camargo )
Source Water Protection Analysis Based on the DWMA - William Cooter , RTI International, Durham, NC (co-authors: A. Roger Anzzolin, James I. Rineer, Brandon Bergenroth, David Chrest)
Mitigation of Uncertainity in Spatial Analyses: A Case Study of Siting a Water Supply Wellfield in an Urban Environment - Francis Henderson , Broward County Water & Wastewater Services , Pompano Beach, FL
Where Will We Fail Next? Integrating GIS and Failure Forecasting to Identify Your "At Risk" Assets - Seth Garrison , CDM, Cambridge, MA (co-author: James Carolan )
Leveraging GIS and Database Technologies for Facilities Siting Analysis - The St. John's River/Taylor Creek Reservoir Alternative Water Supply Project Case Study - Prasad Chittaluru , EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC, Orlando, FL (co-authors: John Watson, George Schlutermann, Lynn Wile)
Developing a GIS and Database Analysis Framework for Estimating Current and Future Water Use in a Stream Impairment and Buildout Water Demand Analysis - Parker Wittman , Aspect Consulting, LLC, Seattle, WA (co-author: Erick Miller)
LiDAR Mapping of Wetlands Areas - Ross Gordon , AECOM Water, Houston, TX (co-author: Kelly Krenz Doe)
Estimating Connected Impervious Areas as a Function of Rainfall Depth - Ahmed Said , ECT, Tampa, FL (co-authors: Harry Downing, Mahmood Nachabe)
A Comprehensive Approach to Assessing Sustainability for Transportation Projects - Michele Aitkenhead, McCormick Taylor, Baltimore, MD