NMWDOC Spring Workshop 2018

2018 Conference and Business Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!  May 10 & 11, 2018

Hotel Encanto, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Block out these days on your calendar for the New Mexico Watershed and Dam Owners Coalition (NMWDOC) Spring Workshop and General Membership Meeting that will be held at Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces, New Mexico. CLICK HERE for the fillable registration form.

Hotel Encanto will offer discounted room rates of $99.00 per night for guests attending the workshop.  To reserve your hotel room, call 575-522-4300 or 866-383-0443 and reference the NMWDOC conference.

The theme for this NMWDOC workshop will be Mitigating Hazards of Aging Dams and Restoration of Degraded Watersheds

Thursday, May 10, 2018:

8:00   Registration (8:00 – 12:00)

8:30   Pre-Conference Training – Legal Responsibilities of Dam Owners, Operators, and Regulators

11:00 NMWDOC General Membership Meeting – Beginning of Conference

12:00 Welcome and Lunch – Keynote Speaker: Joseph Cervantes, State Senator

1:00   State of New Mexico Dams Address – Charles Thompson, PE, OSE, DSB Chief

1:30   Update on New Mexico Activities of the NRCS and Dam Watch

2:15   Report on CO-NM Regional Extreme Precipitation Study

3:00   Update on Studies and Programs Developed by the Rio Grande Water Fund

3:45   Probabilistic storm design (Ethics)

4:45   Update from the National Watershed Coalition – Dr. Dan Sebert, National Watershed Coalition

5:30   Social Hour

Friday, May 11, 2018. Day Two will provide breakout sessions for attendees with Less-Technical and Technical Tracks:

7:30   Breakfast

8:00   Morning Keynote – Matt Rush

Track 1: Less Technical Track:

9:00   Raton Watershed recovery

9:30   Rincon Watershed restoration initiatives

10:00 Interesting Twists of recent Dam projects

Track 2: Technical Track:

9:00   Lessons learned from a recent dam emergency stabilization

9:30   Cutting edge watershed and 2D hydraulic modeling

10:00 Determination of the inflow design flood using Arizona’s Precipitation Evaluation Tool

Day Two combined session:

10:45 Legislative and Legal Update

11:10 Developing EAPs that will work for Emergency Managers, Value of exercising Plans

11:35 Lessons learned from developing EAPs and real life emergencies

12:00 Lunch Speaker – Tom Blaine, PE, State Engineer

12:45 Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Day Two will continue with a field trip and tour to Elephant Butte Dam

1:15   Gather for Field Trip to Elephant Butte Dam

2:45   Meet at Elephant Butte Dam