Baton Rouge Flood of 2016

 What happened, what we did, what we lost, and what we learned

 

On Monday, August 13, the Louisiana Geological Survey, with co-sponsor Baton Rouge Geological Society, presented a symposium on the flood that devasted much of the Baton Rouge area in August 2016. The well-attended event featured individual presentations, a group panel discussion, and a public Q&A session. John E. Johnston III of the Louisiana Geological Survey served as symposium chair.

Click here to read The Advocate's news story about the event.

 

Event details:
Monday, August 13, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Building
93 South Quad Drive
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La. 70803

Admission and parking are free to the public.

For more information, contact John Johnston III at hammer@lsu.edu.

 

PROGRAM

John E. Johnston III, LGS, Chair – Introduction and “The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 as a Black Swan Event”
Vincent Brown, LSU Department of Geography and Anthropoloy - "Synopsis of the August 2016 Southern Louisiana Flood Event"
Frank Revitte, NWS - "Forecast Tools to Help Predict Potential Heavy Rainfall and Flood Events"
Josh Eachus, WBRZ – “Communicating Disaster: What We Know, What We Learned from the Great Flood of 2016”
Jay Grymes, WAFB – “Have We Learned Anything?”
Yi-Jun Xu, LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources – “The 2016 Flood - Because of Rain or River Sedimentation?”
Dietmar Rietschier, Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Control District – “The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 and Its Consequences”
Bob Jacobsen, Consulting Engineer – “The Role of Foolish Decisions in Amite River Basin Flood Disasters”
John Storm, USGS – “Flood Inundation Mapper (FIM) for the Amite and Comite Rivers at Central, Louisiana”
Dek Terrell, LSU Department of Economics – “Measuring the Economic Impact of the Baton Rouge Flood”
Jason Benoit, Providence – “Recovery from the Flood of 2016”
Panel discussion (including Rick McCulloh, LGS, and John Day, LSU)
Q&A (All questions will be held until then)

 
PRESENTATIONS

Presentations will be posted when available.