Flood-MAR Forum 2023 | “Flood-MAR in Action” [Nov 7-8, 2023]
Thank you to all who joined us for this year’s biannual Forum event in Sacramento – it was a wonderful success! The HUB team is building a page that will showcase recordings from the various sessions (the speakers and presentations were excellent!) Stay tuned!
Monthly Lunch-MAR Webinars
Lunch-MAR webinars take place the first Wednesday of each month. In these webinars, network members and invited guests present on and discuss a wide range of topics relevant to Flood-MAR, ranging from water rights to geophysics.
To join a Lunch-MAR Session, please use this registration link
Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 12:30PM -1:30PM
How Engineering With Nature on the Pajaro River can Enhance Groundwater Recharge while Providing Flood Protection
Presenters will discuss how Engineering With Nature strategies and design elements injected into the design of the Pajaro River at Watsonville levee reconstruction project position the project to achieve multi-benefit flood risk reduction, including enhancement of groundwater recharge. Partnership between local (PRFMA), State (DWR Flood-Mar Group), and federal (USACE) agencies afford the opportunity to use unique design tools, including the EcoFIP toolkit (Ecological Floodplain Inundation Potential), to envision cost saving measures that simultaneously offer enhanced recharge and ecological benefits. This is especially important not only because this strategy has factored in to the advancement of a long-awaited flood risk reduction project, but because the Pajaro Valley Groundwater Basin is one of the most critically overdrafted basins in the State.
Presenters: Julie Beagle, Environmental Planning Section Chief and Engineering With Nature Practice Lead at the United States Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District, and Dr. Mark Strudley, Executive Director of the Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 12:30PM -1:30PM