Flash Flood Awareness for Central Texas

Friday, October 8, 2010

Co-sponsored by LCRA and University of Texas at Austin



LCRA’s Red Bud Center

3601 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX

Room 108 North & South


List of Attendees


9:00-9:20                Introduction and goals for the workshop: Flash Flood Awareness for Central Texas  ( David Maidment, UT Austin)


9:20-9:40                Tropical Storm Hermine  (Bob Rose, LCRA)


9:40-11:00              How is flash flood awareness created now?

Speakers:                Hector Guerrero, National Weather Service

                               Susan Janek, City of Austin

       David Walker, LCRA

                               Jack Kayser, TxDOT


11:00–11:20            Break


11:20–12:30            Technology developments impacting flash flood awareness


Situational Awareness system for emergency responders in Frisco, Texas Web-GIS and web services using ArcGIS (Dr. David Maidment)

Water web services for Nexrad data from UT Arlington (John McEnery)

“Keep Austin Weird” Twitter application (Traci Tracey, ESRI)


12:30–1:30              Lunch (provided) and discussion


1:30–2:45               Need for a public flash flood information system

Tom Donaldson – NWS

Bruce Barr – Texas Association of Counties

Larry Quick – Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District


2:45–3:00               Break


3:00– 4:30              Planning for what could be done


 General discussion about what is needed – see Discussion Summary.  Powerpoint summary of Key Topics


4:30                        Close