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September Post Meeting

September 8th, 2022

Come join the virtual Rock Island Post meeting on Thursday, September 8th at 11:45am. 

Presenter: Dan Miller, Stanley Consultants



Margarita Channel – Design of a complex urban flood control project in Puerto Rico

The Margarita is a natural, vegetated stream within a developed area on the outskirts of San Juan.  In this 3,000-foot reach, with less capacity than needed to convey a 2-year storm, there is frequent flooding of homes and businesses on the right bank.  The design is for a rectangular concrete channel to convey the flow at super-critical velocity into a tidewater stilling basin.  The challenge is how to construct:  With businesses and homes on the right, freeways on the left, there is nowhere to divert the flow outside the current banks during construction.  The soils are too weak to support equipment.  The reach is strewn with high voltage electric power lines that need to be moved without interruption of service.  The stream passes beneath a freeway, complicating sheet pile driving.  And the downstream invert is 10 feet below normal sea level.  In this presentation we will talk about how the design addresses these conditions.

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October Post Meeting - SAVE THE DATE

October 13th, 2022

Rock Island Post members-

Mark your calendars for the upcoming October post meeting on October 13th, 2022. 

Octobers presentation will be: “Lessons learned in innovative watershed planning technologies - Nature Based Solutions and Room for the River concepts applied”. 

The presentation will include findings from their recent report with ASCE “Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure”, linked here:  https://www.resilienceshift.org/publication/pushing-the-boundaries-of-innovation-in-sustainable-and-resilient-infrastructure/  

Our presenter will be Mr. Edgar J. Westerhof from Arcadis US

Registration coming soon!


Our SAME Community

Centered in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Post serves the Upper Mississippi River Valley, with members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio. The post boasts over 250 individual members and over 40 sustaining member firms. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. In addition to hosting an annual golf outing and commander briefings, the post is also active in various community activities.

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