Dam Safety 2019 Conference

We are thrilled to be a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Dam Safety 2019 Conference in Orlando. Nine of Schnabel’s engineers will participate in six different sessions. Stop by Booth #800 to meet our team and learn more about who we are and what we do!



Tuesday, September 10

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Risk Informed 2D Breach Analyses for Vermont’s Flood Control Dams
Concurrent Session 10: Breaches, Levees, and Dam Breaks
Kevin Ruswick, PE

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lake Ogletree Spillway­—Rehabilitation in the “Holey” Land
Concurrent Session 12: Spillway Construction
Tyler Coats, PE; James Crowder, PE

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
QA/QC in Spillway Chute Joint Construction
Concurrent Session 12: Spillway Construction
John Harrison, PE

Wednesday, September 11

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
20th Anniversary of El Guapo Dam Failure
Concurrent Session 24: Decade Dam Failure Series Part II
Jonathan Pittman, PE

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Upstream Riprap Slope Inspection by Drone­­—A Case Study
Concurrent Session 25: Technological Advancements in Inspections
Travis Shoemaker, EIT

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Cooper Lake Dam: Benefits of a Safe Yield Model for Understanding Water Supply Risk during Dam Rehabilitation Construction
Concurrent Session 35: Mitigating Construction Risks
Kevin Ruswick, PE, CFM; David Railsback, PE

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The Devastation of Hurricane Camille, Schuyler Dam Incident, August 1969, Nelson County, VA
Concurrent Session 36: Decade Dam Failure Series Part III
Jonathan Pittman, PE

Lightning Talks

A New Tool for Summarizing Complex Results of Incremental Flooding Analysis
Carmen Soller, EIT

Emergency Preparedness of Select Dams during Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
Laura Shearin-Feimster, PE