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Keynote Speaker - November 2020

Patrick Miles, P.E. - Associate, Water Resources, Freese and Nichols, Inc

Topic:  White Rock Lake Dredging Feasibility Study

As a firm associate and member of FNI’s Water Resources Design Group, Patrick leads team efforts in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for dams, levees, canals, spillways, and related structures for assessments, comprehensive reviews, rehabilitation design, Probable Maximum Flood analyses, breach analyses, and levee certifications. His modeling expertise has contributed to the safety and useful life of dam owners’ facilities across the U.S. His H&H modeling abilities include significant experience in HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS, SITES, FLOW3D, and his experience in HEC-RAS extends to all components of one-dimensional and two-dimensional flow, as well as utilizing corresponding GIS applications for model development, consequence assessment, and map production. Applications of these modeling efforts consist of the evaluation of existing dams, analysis of proposed dam modifications, assessment of spillway performance, and design of new dams and reservoirs, as well as flood hazard mapping in large river environments. Patrick considers it a privilege to share what he’s learned by hosting HEC-RAS 2D training seminars in partnership with various professional organizations and state agencies throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, North Carolina, and nationally. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.