Mad River Flooding Talk | 11.10.11 | 1824 House
By: friendv3 (friendv3) 2011.11.08
It's a Mad River: A look at flooding in the Mad River Valley & the evolution of river management
presentation led by river scientists from the VT Department of
Environmental Conservation, local river experts & historians. In
addition, Harwood's 7th grade science class will present posters on
their exploration of the Mad River.
November 10th, 6:30-8:30pm
1824 House Inn, Waitsfield
- Intro and welcome
- Irene: Holy Cow, that was A LOT of water
- What happened during Tropical Storm Irene?
- How did it compare to other flood events?
- How did the river change (show before and after orthophotos)
- What did we do "right"?
- Areas for improvement?
- The history of the Mad River
- Major flood events since the 1800's
- How the river channel has changed over time (historic orthophotos)
- How our management of the river has changed
- How the watershed has changed
- River Dynamics and Management
- brief review of basic river science
- How flooding and erosion impacts our communities
- How our communities impact flooding and erosion
- How gravel extraction, straightening and rip rapping changes/impacts rivers
- Inherent conflicts with the river and our development
- Current management strategies (active and passive)
- Success stories
- What we have done right so far (i.e.: conservation projects)