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Wisconsin Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference to Focus on Facing the Flood

By CPTPComm | 11:50 AM, 12/18/2018

This year's Wisconsin Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference will focus on facing the floods and will feature a discussion of the history, prediction and response to flood occurrence in Wisconsin.

The event will take place at the Cranberry Creek Conference Center in Warrens Wisconsin on Friday, January 25, 2019.


8:00-8:45 Registration, Refreshment and Booth Viewing

8:45 - 9:00 Introductions and Opening Remarks - Ty Larson, Wisconsin SWCS Chapter President

9:00-9:30 Changes in Precipitation Patterns - Adam Dowling, NRCS Midwest Regional Climate Hub

9:30 - 10:00 Recent Trends in Regional Rainfall and Flooding Events - Dan Baumgardt, National Weather Service La Crosse, WI

10:00 - 10:30 River Stages, Forecasts, and Flood Warnings - Dave Lawrence, National Weather Service La Crosse, WI

10:30 - 11:15 Flood Impact on Fish Habitat/Watershed Sustainability - Jeff Hastings, Trout Unlimited

11:15 - 12:00 Flood Impact on PL-566 Flood Control Structures/Local Planning Initiatives - Bob Micheel, Monroe County LCD

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, Chapter Update (Ty Larson, Gene Hausner, Pat Murphy)

1:00 - 1:30 Flood Impact to Private/Public Property and Regional Planning Response - Greg Flogstad, Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission

1:30 - 2:30 Flood Mitigation Alternatives and Response Planning - Terry Zien, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2:30 - 3:00 Panel Discussion - speakers/audience, Wrap Up

More information and registeration information found here!