Flood Plain Management

To promote the common interest in reducing flood losses and to encourage the protection and enhancement of natural floodplain values...


Bay Area Luncheons

WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA

SPEAKERS: Liang Xu, Engineering Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District

TOPIC:  Lower Silver Creek Watershed Flood Study Using ICM Software

COST:  $15 for FMA Members and $20 for Non-members

TO REGISTER:  Register on-line HERE. Seating limited.

**Attendees should allow extra time to pass through security on the first floor and check in at the Regional Board office on the 14th floor. 

Topic Description:

To support a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) study through the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program, the District has completed the development of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of one of the District drainage areas, Lower Silver Creek watershed.

The hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software InfoWorks ICM (Integrated Catchment Modeling) was used in the study to simulate the watershed hydrologic process, hydraulic routing in stormdrain systems and 2-D overland flows. The model parameters were calibrated using historical flow data collected in the stormdrain systems and creeks while performing the study. The calibrated hydrologic parameters resulted in more realistic storm runoff simulation and peak runoff rates compared with those developed with standard design parameters.

The model reflects a more realistic representation of the floodplain using the calibrated hydrologic parameters, storage and hydraulic routing in the modeled pipes and channels with the high resolution street and overland conveyance capacity. 

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FMA organizes luncheons in the Bay Area on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management.  If you would like to be added to the notification list please send an e-mail . If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits, at mary.seits@floodplain.org.


FMA Bay Area Luncheon Presentations

San Francisco Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information System

Funding Stormwater Services 

Sustainable Funding for Stormwater Services

San Francisco Bay Area Study (March 2013, 6 MB)