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SAME St. Louis Post Luncheon

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Location:

 

The Engineering Center
4359 Lindell Blvd 
St. Louis, MO 63108

 

Speaker: John Osterhage, PE, Chief of Emergency Management Branch, USACE

Topic: 2019 Flood Response

PDHs: 0.5

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Abstract:As it relates to riverine flooding, the St. Louis region is unique in that it lies at the confluence of several major rivers, has significant urban and industrial areas protected by levees, and contains a floodplain with a distinctive geomorphology. This presentation will discuss the impact these characteristics played in the record setting 2019 flood event. The precipitation and other factors leading to high river stages will be discussed. Levee performance during the event will be analyzed in four main areas: overtopping, underseepage, “Aging Infrastructure”, and interior drainage. The ongoing flood recovery process will be explained along with how flood risk reduction infrastructure will be repaired. A conclusion will provide a comparison to the flood of 1993 and what this says about changes in the region’s flood preparedness, levee condition, and investments in infrastructure.

SAME St. Louis Post Luncheon
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:30 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:30 PM

 
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