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The 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City Flash Floods

Featured speakers include Dr. Miller and Dr. Halverson

August 30, 2018 8:57 AM
The UMBC Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
presents a symposium on 

The 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City Flash Floods: 
Meteorology, Hydrology, Emergency Response, and Future Directions

Jeffrey Halverson, Professor,
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC 
and  Severe Weather Expert, The Capital Weather Gang
“Meteorology of the 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City flash floods, and continued challenges for prediction”

Andrew J . Miller, Professor,
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC
“What do we know about extreme floods in Ellicott City and the Baltimore metropolitan region?”

Matthew Cashman, Ph.D., Hydrologist/Geomorphologist
“Reconstruction of extreme flood flows in the 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City floods using USGS indirect methods and new techniques”

David Jones, CEO and Director, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
“GeoCollaborate(R): StormCenter’s geospatial approach to situational awareness for Ellicott City businesses, residents, Howard County, and the Federal Government"

Ryan MillerMS, CEM, ARM-E, Director
Howard County Government, Office of Emergency Management
“Ellicott City – Local Emergency Manager’s Perspective”

Mark S. Richmond, P.E., Chief
Howard County Government, Storm Water Management Division, 
Bureau of Environmental Services
“Historic Ellicott City Stormwater
Infrastructure – Building for the Future”

Friday, September 7, 2018  -  1:00 - 4:00 PM

UMBC South Campus
1450 S Rolling Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227
*** Note that this time and place differ from the usual time/location of CUERE Friday seminar.*** 

This event is free and open to the public.  However, due to space limitations, registration is required for this event.  If you would like to attend, please register at

Parking is free at South Campus.
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