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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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2019 AMFM Annual Conference

"The Conference at the Center of the Big Sky County"
March 11-14, 2019
Lewistown, MT


Tuesday, March 12

Benefits to a Community Rating System (CRS) Program, by Constance Lake, ISO Inc.
DNRC Technical Assistance and Outreach Program, by Larry Shock and Worby McNamee, DNRC
Montana Silver Jackets Program, by Rachel Shrader, CFM
Roles of the FPA Before, During, and After a Disaster, by Marijo Brady and Joan Huston, FEMA
Dams and Their Inherent False Sense of Flood Security, by Ben Fennelly, HDR


Wednesday, March 13 

Flood Claims Scenarios: What's Covered, What's Not, by Connie Flora, ANFI
Fort McMurray Ice Jam Modelling and the 1975 Disaster, Abdullah Mamun, Alberta Environment and Parks
Floodplain Projects: Observations, Consideration, and Conclusions, by Brian Wilkinson, Ravalli County
FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunities, by Jake Ganieany, Andrew Long, and Kyle Sturgill-Simon, MT DES
State Floodplain Mapping Program: Mapping Projects Update, by Tiffany Lyden and Nadene Wadsworth, MT DNRC
Modification of Manning's "n"; Based Upon Drag of Discrete Features, and Application to "No-Rise", by Thomas Johnson, Ackerman-Estvold
Regulation 2D Models: Opportunities and Lessons Learned in Region VIII, by Vanessa Benavides and Isaac Allen, AECOM
Flood Resilient Planning for Montana Communities and the Role of 2D Modeling Tools, by Mike Day, WGM Group 
Field Surveying for Floodplain Studies, by Luke Carlson, Morrison-Maierle
Mackler Stream Restoration Project, by Traci Sears (MT DNRC) and Pam Vosen (Fergus County)


Thursday, March 14 

The EMAC Solution to Floodplain Recovery, by Traci Sears, MT DNRC
A Statistical Comparison of LiDAR Bathymetry and Conventional Survey Bathymetry on the Clark Fork River, by Jon Jupka, Pioneer Technical Services
How to Be Less Wrong: Errors and Uncertainty in Hydraulic Modeling, by Andrew Park-Friend, Michael Baker International
Montana Infrastructure Report Card, by Melissa Matassa-Stone, WGM Group

Contact Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management
DNRC Water Resources
1424 9th Avenue
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601

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Bureau Chief
(406) 444-6816

Administrative Support
(406) 444-0862

Traci Sears, CFM
NFIP/CAP Coordinator
(406) 444-6654

Floodplain Specialist
(406) 444-1343

Floodplain Engineer
(406) 444-1300

Floodplain Engineer
(406) 444-6656

Floodplain Hazard GIS Specialist
(406) 444-6664

Mapping Outreach Coordinator 
(406) 444-0599

Mapping Outreach Coordinator
(406) 444-6732