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Zoeller to Present on Flood Resiliency at Alabama FLoodplain Manager North Spring Workshop

11 / May / 2018

Ben Zoeller will present at the May 17 Alabama Association of Floodplain Managers (AAFM) North Spring Workshop on flood resiliency efforts in Millington, Tennessee.

“The Path to Flood Resilience in Big Creek Watershed”

Ben’s presentation will cover Millington’s on-going path to flood resilience, an important topic that is applicable to Alabama communities recently impacted by severe storms causing high river stages. 

Shelby County, Tennessse, has seen its share of severe flooding with millions of dollars in infrastructure damages. The record-breaking statewide flood caused a levee to be overtopped along Millington’s Big Creek Drainage Canal. Over 15 inches of rain fell in parts of both Shelby and Tipton counties during daylight hours on May 1.

Ben will guide his audience along Shelby County and Millington’s path toward flood resilience by sharing the story of the Big Creek watershed’s flooding history, the evaluation of proposed flood reduction and protection measures, smart floodplain development, and identification of funding sources.

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Ben Zoeller is a Project Manager in the firm’s Environment & Water Resources Business Unit. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and a licensed Professional Engineer in Tennessee and Alabama. Ben earned his Civil Engineering degree from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.