AFMA 2021 Fall Conference

Eureka Springs, AR | Sep. 26-29

Garver’s H&H Team is set to attend the Arkansas Floodplain Management Association Fall Conference this week to discuss best practices related to flood damage abatement and floodplain management across the state.

To help advance these ideas in Arkansas, Garver is set to present at the conference on topics related to the use of modeling in hydraulic design and floodplain mapping and more.


Transportation Project Manager Kathryn McCoy, PE, CFM and Senior Transportation Project Manager Mark Hammons, PE, CFM | The Multiple Dimensions of Hydraulic Modeling – 1D and 2D Hydraulic Modeling Applications | 11-11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28

Significant advancements have been made in two-dimensional (2D) hydraulic modeling software, along with rapid adoption of 2D modeling in hydraulic design and floodplain mapping. But how does one know when 2D hydraulic modeling is really necessary? Is 2D modeling always better than one-dimensional (1D) modeling? This presentation will explore these questions by briefly discussing the practical differences in 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling, using actual project examples to illustrate hydraulic model applications.


Senior Transportation Project Manager Mark Hammons, PE, CFM | An Exploration of Flooding in Folk Music | 10-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28

Folk music has always been a chronicle of human events and the human condition in general, and some of the most endearing songs are born of the most tragic events. Major floods are certainly woven into the tapestry of folk music, and a theme of flooding can be traced through decades of songs. This presentation will highlight several well-known folk songs about flooding and will discuss how the lyrics relate to the specific flood events that inspired them, including the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1927 Mississippi River flood.

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