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November 2023 Luncheon

Nov 9, 2023

Thursday, November 10, 2023


The 1993 Flood in Missouri: Perspective of a Hydrologist

On August 1, 1993, the Mississippi River crested at St. Louis setting a record for both stage and volumetric flowrate. This presentation will look back on the Great Flood of '93, its damaging effect on the region, how the science of measuring, monitoring, and communicating about floods and flood risk has changed, and some lessons learned about large river floodsSPEAKER

Robert Holmes, Ph.D., P.E.,F.ASCE, F.EWRI, D.WRE


Robert Holmes, Ph.D., P.E.,F.ASCE, F.EWRI, D.WRE

Dr. Robert Holmes is Principal of Holmes Engineering, LLC. Prior to establishing his engineering consulting practice, he was an engineer and hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey for over 34 years including serving as the Director of the USGS Illinois Water Science Center from 1999 to 2008, USGS National Flood Specialist from 2008 to 2020, and Chief of the Branch of Hydrodynamics from 2017 to 2021. Since 2008, he has also held a position as an Adjunct Professor and Research Associate in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in water resources, river mechanics, and fluid dynamics. Dr. Holmes has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois. Dr. Holmes is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri, a Board-certified Water Resources Engineer, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Fellow of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), Past President of the Mid-Missouri Section of ASCE, and former Chair of the St. Louis Section of ASCE-EWRI.

When: Registration starts at 11:30am, lunch is served at 11:45am. The program will begin promptly at 12:00pm

One (1) PDH available.

Where: II Monastero, SLU Campus, 3050 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103


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