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ORAL PRESENTATIONS – TUESDAY, April 24
(The Presenter is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are listed in parentheses.           Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available.)

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Tuesday / April 24 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions 9, 10, 11, 12

SESSION 9  /  Salon 5:  New and Emerging LiDAR Technologies, Part A
Moderator:  Sandra Fox,
St Johns River Water Mgmt. Dist., Palatka, FL

  1. Geiger Mode LiDAR Lessons Learned - Jack Hampson, Atkins, a division of SNC-Lavalin, Tampa, FL
  2. High-resolution LiDAR Topography Mapping in Florida – Applications and Benefits - Keith Patterson , Dewberry, Tampa, FL (co-author:  A. Nayegandhi)
  3. LiDAR and Wetlands: Acquisition Guidelines for these Challenging Landforms TS-16 - Sandra Fox, St Johns River Water Mgmt. Dist., Palatka, FL (co-authors:  K. Paterson, N. Kules, K. Ponzio, S. J. Miller, R. Guilfoyle, B. VanSickle, J. Walters, S. Brandt-Williams, A. Karlin)
  4. LiDAR Accuracy Assessment in 305 Wetlands - Erin Hayes, Tampa Bay Water, Clearwater, FL (co-authors:  G. Fouad, T. Lee)

SESSION 10  /  Salon 6:  StreamStats: New Developments and Applications
Moderator:  Peter Steeves, U.S. Geological Survey, Northborough, MA

  1. StreamStats: A Web-based Application for Retrieving Basin Characteristics and Streamflow Statistics for Gaged and Ungaged Streams - Peter McCarthy, U.S. Geological Survey, Helena, MT
  2. Using LiDAR-derived Data to Create a South Carolina StreamStats Application - Katharine Kolb, U.S. Geological Survey, Charlotte, N
  3. Urban StreamStats: The Development of Data and Arc Hydro Tools for Defining Stormwater Networks and Urban Basin Delineations in StreamStats for St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis - Peter Steeves, U.S. Geological Survey, Northborough, MA (co-authors:  R. Southard, T. Haluska)
  4. Streamstats Network Navigation in the Ecosystem of Services – Peter McCarthy, U.S. Geological Survey, Web Informatics and Mapping, Helena, MT (co-author:  J. Newson)

SESSION 11  /  Salon 7:  Watershed Scale Spatial Prediction and Modelling, Part A
Moderator:  Ryan Hill, ORISE, US EPA, Corvallis, OR

  1. StreamCat, LakeCat, and Wetland Connectivity: An Overview of Algorithms, Data, and Models Developed at the US EPA Western Ecology Division to Facilitate and Advance Watershed Prediction in the Conterminous US - Ryan Hill, ORISE c/o US EPA, Corvallis, OR (co-authors:  M. Weber, S. Leibowitz)
  2. Applications of the 2015 National Assessment of Stream Fish Habitats:  Conserving Aquatic Habitats and the Fishes They Support from Current and Future Threats - Wesley Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL (co-authors:  D. M. Infante, P. Fuller)
  3. Quantifying Wastewater Reuse and Fish Endocrine Disruption in the Shenandoah River Watershed - Jennifer Rapp, U.S. Geological Survey, Richmond, VA (co-authors:  C. M. Kandel, L. B. Barber, S. H. Keefe, A. M. Vajda) 
  4. Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Arctic Freshwater Landscapes Analyzed Using Remote Sensing Data and Landscape Watershed Analysis - Jessie Doyle, CSUMB, DRI, Marina, CA (co-authors:  J. R. Olson)

SESSION 12  /  Salon 8:  Putting NHDPlus to Work
Moderator:  Thomas Dewald, US EPA, Arlington, VA

  1. What's New with NHDPlus? - Thomas Dewald, US EPA, Arlington, VA (co-author:  A.Rea)
  2. Building a Stream Network Search Using NHDPlus - Cindy McKay, Horizon Systems Corp, White Stone, VA
  3. NHDPlusV2 Routing With Hydrologically Sequenced Flowlines and Nodes - Tim Bondelid, TRB Consulting, Boston, VA
  4. Estimating Time of Water Flow through Lakes and Reservoirs - NHDPlusV2 - Richard Moore, U.S. Geological Survey, Bedford, NH

Tuesday / April 24 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Concurrent Sessions 13, 14, 15, 16

SESSION 13  /  Salon 5:  New and Emerging LiDAR Technologies, Part B
Moderator:  Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos, Casa Alba Consulting, Albany, NY

  1. Drainage Network Analysis Based on High Resolution Topographic Data – Milad Hooshyar, University of Central Florida, Oviedo, FL (co-authors:  D. Wang, A. Singh)
  2. Best Practices in Hydrography Extraction from LiDAR: Status Update - Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos, Casa Alba Consulting, Albany, NY
  3. Automated Correction of High Resolution DEMs for Ele-Hydro Modeling - Brian Gelder, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  4. Accelerated Extraction of Microtopographic Features using Very High Resolution Digital Elevation Models: A Parallel Computing Approach - Wenwu Tang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (co-authors:  J. Yang, M. Zheng, C. Allan, C. Trettin)

SESSION 14  /  Salon 6:  Continental Scale Hydrologic Models as Frameworks for Innovation
Moderator:  Jerad Bales, CUAHSI, Cambridge, MA

  1. Geographic Patterns in the Consistency of National Water Model Forecasts - Daniel Siegel, Esri, Redlands, CA
  2. GIS for the National Water Model: Adapting WRF-Hydro and NHDPlus for Continental-Scale Hydrologic Forecasting - Kevin Sampson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (co-authors:  D. Yates, L. Read, D. Gochis)
  3. Design and Implementation of a Web-based GIS App for Subsetting and Archiving National Water Model Forecasts - Daniel Ames, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors:  Z. Li, D. P. Ames, J. Nelson, M. Stealey)
  4. SpecX - Your Pathway to The National Map Hydrography Dataset Specifications - Christy-Ann Archuleta, U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO (co-authors:  J. Walter, J. Kaufmann, M. Bearskin)

SESSION 15  /  Salon 7:  Watershed Scale Spatial Prediction and Modelling, Part B
Moderator:  Scott Haag, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  1. Annual Probability of Streamflow Permanence (PROSPER) in the Pacific Northwest, 2004-2016 - Roy Sando, U.S. Geological Survey, Helena, MT (co-authors:  K. Jaeger, R. McShane, J. Dunham, K. Blasch, J. Risley, D. Hockman-Wert, K. Kaiser)
  2. A Watershed Delineation Algorithm for 2D Flow Direction Grids - Scott Haag, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors:  B. Shakibajahromi, A. Shokoufandeh)
  3. TauDEM Tools for Watershed Delineation and Analysis - Tim Cera, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL
  4. HydroGrid - Lilit Yeghiazarian, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

SESSION 16  /  Salon 8:  Workshop – USGS Stewards Workshop:  Preparing the NHD for NHDPlus HR
Workshop Leader:  Cynthia Ritmiller, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

This workshop is designed specifically for National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Stewards. The National Hydrography Dataset is used to portray the drainage network of surface water in the United States. The network connectivity built into the dataset allows for the use of a diverse range of analytic techniques. The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program has spent nearly a decade creating and enhancing a robust hydrographic network for the high resolution NHD. The NHD is a component of and primary input to the new NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) dataset, currently in production. Creating and maintaining the high resolution NHD involves a process of quality control checks and examining the data feature by feature. This workshop is an opportunity for NHD Stewards to join USGS staff to learn more about supporting the NHD through the new Markup Application and network improvement in support of the NHDPlus HR.

Tuesday / April 24 / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 17, 18, 19, 20

SESSION 17  /  Salon 5:  Advances in Water Remote Sensing, Part A
Moderator – Ed Carter, St Johns River Water Mgmt. District, Gainesville, FL

  1. Identifying Synergies and Trade-offs Between Optical and Radar Satellite Data in Monitoring Wetland Inundation Dynamics - Ben DeVries, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (co-authors:  C-Q. Huang, W. Huang, M.W. Lang, J.W. Jones, I.F. Creed, M.L. Carroll)
  2. A New Eye in the Sky: How Drone Technology is Advancing Data Acquisition and Modeling - Keanan Bell, NorthStar, Riverview, FL
  3. Using Remote Sensing to Quantify Ecosystem Services for Improved Coastal Decision Making – Gulf Coast Workshops - Daniel Dourte, The Balmoral Group, Winter Park, FL (co-authors:  V. Seidel, C. Diamond)

SESSION 18  /  Salon 6:  Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Modeling in Florida, Part A
Moderator:  Peter Singhofen, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL

  1. Adapting National Water Model Forecast Data to Local Hyper-Resolution Hydrology and Hydraulics Models - Peter Singhofen, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL
  2. Linking Stormwater Runoff and Dynamic Groundwater Response to Design Resilient Stormwater Infrastructure - Stephanie Dunham, Collective Water Resource, Lake Worth, FL (co-authors:  R. Petrica, L. Medina)
  3. Integrated Modeling for Water Supply and Stormwater Management - Maria Loinaz, ADA Engineering, Saint Petersburg, FL
  4. Applications of MIKE SHE/MIKE 11 Regional-scale Model of the Kissimmee Basin - Rama Rani, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL (co-author:  K. Konyha)

SESSION 19  /  Salon 7:  Watershed Scale Spatial Prediction and Modelling, Part C
Moderator:  Amanda Nelson, USDA ARS, El Reno, OK

  1. Comparing the Effects of Soil Inputs for NTT and ArcAPEX Interfaces on Model Simulation Performance - Amanda Nelson, USDA ARS - El Reno, OK, El Reno, OK(co-authors:  D. Moriasi, M. Talebizadeh, J. Steiner, P. Gowda, P. Starks, H. Tadesse)
  2. Restoring the Choctawhatchee Through Targeted Sediment Reduction - Jennifer Nunn, JMT, Cockeysville, MD (co-author:  S. Collins)
  3. Using ArcGIS ModelBuilder to Automate Development of Input Packages for ESI Groundwater Vistas - Misha Plis, Tetra Tech, Atlanta, GA
  4. GIS Tools and Innovation in Developing Watershed Evaluation and Management Plan – Double Hammock Creek Watershed - Swamy Pati, CH2M/Jacobs, Tampa, FL (co-authors:  H. Hyde, J. P. Garcia, T. Power, J. Schultz, P. Robinson)

SESSION 20  /  Salon 8:  Web Based Watershed Analysis Tools Part, A
Moderator:  David Arscott, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA

  1. Model My Watershed®: A Web Application for Modeling Stormwater Runoff and Water Quality - David Arscott, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA (co-authors:  A.K. Aufdenkampe, D. Tarboton, B. Evans, bme1@psu.edu, S. Haag, A. Robbins, Azavea, M. McFarland, S. Kerlin, M. Daniel)
  2. The Model My Watershed Rapid Watershed Delineation Tool - David Tarboton, Utah State University, Logan, UT (co-authors:  N. Sazib, A. Aufdenkampe)
  3. Prototype Water Level and Salinity Analysis Mapper Website - Scott Prinos, U.S. Geological Survey, Davie, FL (co-author:  D. López-Trujillo)
  4. Meeting the Challenge of Watershed GIS Data Overload with a Web-based Toolset - Mark Ellard, Geosyntec Consultants, Oviedo, FL (co-authors:  K. Nowell, J. Rosen)

Tuesday / April 24 / 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions 21, 22, 23, 24

SESSION 21  /  Salon 5:  Advances in Water Remote Sensing Part, B
Moderator:  David Campbell, APEM Ltd., Stockport, UK

  1. Developing a Seasonal Water Forecast for a Municpal Water Provider Using Remotely Sensed Products and Advanced Systems Models - David Yates, NCAR, Denver, CO (co-authors:  L. Kaatz, N. Elder)
  2. Remote Sensing Applications for Water Management in the Electric Power Sector – Nalini Rao, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA (co-authors:  C. Newman, J.Thomas)
  3. Using Remote Sensing to Measure Channel Widths with Application to Estimating Peak-flow Frequencies - Roy Sando, U.S. Geological Survey, Helena, MT (co-authors:  D. Dutton, L. Hallberg, B. Collins, K. Chase, S. Lawlor)
  4. Case Studies in Deriving Hydrography from Elevation Data-Pilots and Projects - Silvia Terziotti, U.S. Geological Survey, Raleigh, NC
  5. How Remote Sensing is Increasingly Being Used Within the Water Industry – Stuart Clough, APEM, Gainesville, FL (co-author:  D. Campbell)

SESSION 22  /  Salon 6:  Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Modeling in Florida, Part B
Moderator:  Del Bottcher, SWET, Inc., Gainesville, FL

  1. Fox Branch Wetland Mitigation Bank - An Integrated Approach - Frank McKinnie, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL and Elizabeth Dost, Mitigation Resources LLC, Clermont, FL
  2. Water Flux Simulation Between an Abandoned Canal System and the Surficial Aquifer, Near the Confluence of the Apalachicola River and Jackson River, Gulf County Florida - Jeffrey King, Wood, Gainesville, FL (co-author:  N. Tomlinson)
  3. Integrated Flood Risk Modeling in North Central Florida - Austin Wood presenting for Justin Gregory, Jones Edmunds, Gainesville, FL
  4. GIS Based Watershed Assessment Model (WAM) for Evaluating Existing, Pre-Development, and Future Scenarios in Florida - Del Bottcher, SWET, Inc., Gainesville, FL (co-author:  A. I. James)
  5. Predicting Groundwater and Infrastructure Vulnerability Due to Sea Level Rise - Pete Singhofen, Streamline Technologies, Inc., Winter Springs, FL (co-author:  F. McKinnie)

SESSION 23  /  Salon 7:  Watershed Scale Spatial Prediction and Modelling, Part D
Moderator:  Lawrence Spencer, South Florida Water Mgmt. District, West Palm Beach, FL

  1. GIS Tools for Hydrology and Water Quality Data Analysis - Glenn Fernandez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA
  2. Using the Watershed Assessment Model to Optimize Stormwater Treatment and Reuse Projects - Kimberly McCue, Royal Consulting Services, Inc., Longwood, FL (co-authors:  D. Rutland, A. Bottcher)
  3. Hydrological Simulation Program – FORTRAN Representation of Springs - Choung-Hyun Seong, St Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL (co-author: T. Cera)
  4. Comparison Between the Online HAWQS and SWAT Standalone Model for an Agricultural Watershed in Southwest Ohio - Amr Safwat, APTIM, Cincinnati, OH (co-authors:  A. Safwat, C. Nietch, M. Heberling)
  5. Spatial and Temporal Trends in Storm Characteristics Using a High Resolution Tipping Bucket Gage Network in Charlotte NC – Kyle Hall, City of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (co-author:  J. Nipper)

SESSION 24  /  Salon 8:  Web Based Watershed Analysis Tools Part, B
Moderator:  Lilit Yeghiazarian, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  1. Global Streamflow Prediction from the Cloud - Michael Souffront Alcantara, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (co-authors:  C. Krewson, S. McDonald, J. Nelson, D. Siegel, P. Dodd)
  2. Web-Based Geodatabase for the Characterization and Management of a Karst Watershed - Samantha Allen, Tennesse Tech University Water Center, Cookeville, TN (co-authors:  C. Guy-Baker, T. Datta, A. Kalyanapu)
  3. 3D Web-mapping Application for Analysis and Visualization of Water Data - Elizabeth Ducey, Booz Allen Hamilton, Arlington, VA (co-authors: C. Willoughby, R. Pinkham)
  4. New Data Portal for Global Environmental Monitoring – Steve Elgie, KISTERS North America, Inc., Roseville, CA (co-authors:  J. Proche, F. Schlaeger, S. Fuest)
  5. Development of the Stream Reach Assessment Tool SRAT for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative – Scott Haag, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (co-authors:  L. Perez, G. Barren, M. Kurz, M. Campagna, S. Haag, B. Evans)