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    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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    MSRA Webinar Series - Hyporheic Process Restoration In Urban Streams feat. Katherine Lynch, Paul Bakke, Mike (Rocky) Hrachovec, Ed Kolodziej, and Skuyler Herzog

    MSRA is excited to continue our series of webinars featuring leading industry researchers and partners, as we strive to offer opportunities for discussion and promote advancement of the stream restoration science. Visit our website and social media channels for upcoming webinars. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for these events.  We hope you will join us:  

    When: Tuesday December 13, 2022

    Time: 12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.

    Where: GoToWebinar

    Following your registration, and prior to the event, you will receive a webinar link from GoToWebinar which will give you access to the webinar.

    Will you be attending?

    Register Today! Registration will close at 5pm on Monday December 12.


    Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members

    Presenter Bio:

    Katherine Lynch is an Aquatic Ecologist with Seattle Public Utilities (Surface Drainage), specializing in urban creek restoration for over 20 years.  She works on floodplain reconnection projects as a component of Seattle’s green infrastructure, participating in all stages from planning, through design, construction and performance monitoring, the latter in collaboration with regional researchers.

    Paul Bakke has 30 years’ experience as a hydrologist and geomorphologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service. During this time, he developed expertise in how rivers create and maintain their morphology, how they transport sediment, and how surface water interacts with subsurface water to create the hyporheic zone. After leaving government service, he started The Science of Rivers, a company devoted to creating educational resources in river science and consulting in stream restoration and assessment techniques. His dream is to help create a world in which rivers are better understood, better appreciated, and allowed to sustain themselves through healthy natural processes.

    Mike (Rocky) Hrachovec, P.E. specializes in the design and construction supervision of river, stream and wetland restoration projects. He has designed projects with construction values to $15 million including dam removal, river engineering, floodplain creation, hyporheic restoration, instream habitat enhancement, and fish passage barrier removal.

    Ed Kolodziej is a Professor at the University of Washington with joint faculty appointments at Environmental Sciences at UW-Tacoma and in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Seattle. He also is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Urban Waters (Tacoma, WA) where Ed and his research group use advanced mass spectrometry and hard work to investigate contaminant fate and transport, build effective treatment systems, and insure ecosystem health. 

    Skuyler Herzog is an Assistant Professor of Natural Resources at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, OR. Skuyler is a hydrologist specializing in groundwater-surface water interactions, especially hyporheic zone restoration. Like the water quality problems he studies, Skuyler’s research does not fit neatly into traditional management sectors. Instead, his projects span agricultural (feasibility of floodplain reconnection along Upper Crooked River, OR), urban (hyporheic restoration in Seattle, WA), wastewater-dominated (fate and transport of metformin in hyporheic zones, Germany), and forested streams (catchment hydrology in HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, OR). Skuyler works with water practitioners, stakeholders, and regulators to translate scientific results into practical management solutions.

    Presentation Abstract:

    Like most cities Seattle faces challenges managing stormwater to reduce flooding and property damage while also protecting urban waterbodies.  In urban streams throughout the West Coast, stormwater causes ongoing physical damage to stream channels and water quality degradation that impacts salmon.  Green stormwater infrastructure and process-based stream restoration offer alternatives to conventional stormwater management and prioritize watershed connectivity.  For example, floodplain reconnection is an effective way ofincreasing stream channel capacity to store and process runoff to reduce flooding and slow erosive peak flows.  However, achieving process-based restoration that can improve and sustain aquatic habitat, particularly in an urban environment, is considerably more challenging.  Stream restoration designs specifically tailored for restoration or enhancement of hyporheic processes can offer substantially greater ecological benefits than traditional habitat restoration approaches. Maximum benefits are expected in streams that cycle substantial portions of their surface water into the hyporheic zone, and which have diverse hyporheic pathways and residence times for subsurface water. We explore how the hyporheic structures can be customized to target different reactions or adapt to other contexts and provide a current example of the broad applicability for the hyporheic restoration approach (a project incorporating biomass and limestone for cleaning up acid mine drainage).  However, these benefits are not achievable in all stream types. We will discuss how conceptual evaluation of site hyporheic potential based on geomorphic considerations is currently possible and the need for future research to develop quantitative metrics for hyporheic assessment.

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30 Sep 2022 The MSRA's 2022 Jim Gracie Scholarship Golf Tournament
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1 Sep 2022 MSRA Webinar Series - A Fluvial Geomorpholgist’s Definition of Stream Restoration Feat. John Field
29 Jul 2022 MSRA Webinar Series - Restoring Coastal Plain Streams Feat. Nasrin Dahlgren
23 Jun 2022 MSRA Summer Field Trip - C. Milton Wright Stream Restoration
19 May 2022 Streaming Into the Future of Restoration 2022
13 Apr 2022 MSRA Webinar Series - Beavers, Nature's Engineers Feat. Mike Callahan
29 Mar 2022 MSRA Spring 2022 Virtual Career Seminar
17 Feb 2022 MSRA Webinar Series - An Intro to the USACE's Maryland Stream Mitigation Framework (MSMF) and Fish Passage Tool feat. Nick Ozburn
16 Dec 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - What Biological Uplift can be Realistically Expected from Stream Restoration? Early Results of a Before/After Control/Impact Study, feat. Bree Stephens & Bob Siegfried
16 Nov 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - A Field Investigation of Stream Restoration Structures, feat. Dr. Tess Thompson
13 Oct 2021 MSRA Fall Field Trip - Paint Branch Stream Restoration
16 Sep 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - Improving Resiliency and Sustainability of Vulnerable by using Natural Channel Design Stream Restoration, feat. Thomas A. Graupensperger
4 Aug 2021 MSRA Summer Happy Hour
24 Jun 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - Upper Gunpowder Falls Watershed Brook Trout Conservation Partnership, featuring Scott Scarfone, Maryland Chapter Trout Unlimited
22 Apr 2021 MSRA Spring 2021 Virtual Career Seminar
25 Mar 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - highlighting the CBT Pooled Monitoring Initiative's Research Program feat. Dr. Thomas Jordan
18 Feb 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - featuring Scott McGill, CEO, Ecotone, Inc.
14 Jan 2021 MSRA Webinar Series - highlighting the CBT Pooled Monitoring Initiative's Research Program feat. Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp & Dr. Joel Moore
10 Dec 2020 MSRA Webinar Series - highlighting the CBT Pooled Monitoring Initiative's Research Program feat. Dr. Mark Southerland
5 Nov 2020 MSRA Webinar Series - highlighting the CBT Pooled Monitoring Initiative's Research Program feat. Dr. Tess Thompson
24 Sep 2020 MSRA Webinar Series - highlighting the CBT Pooled Monitoring Initiative's Research Program feat. Dr. Dong Liang
27 Aug 2020 MSRA Webinar Series - highlighting the CBT Pooled Monitoring Initiative's Research Program feat. Dr. Robert Hilderbrand
22 Feb 2020 MSRA Spring 2020 Stream Restoration Seminar & Job Fair
30 Jan 2020 The Cost of Carbon: An Environmental Accounting of Stream Restoration
5 Nov 2019 MSRA Fall Field Trip - Upper and Middle Slaughterhouse Stream Restoration
25 Jul 2019 Summer Field Trip - Lower Stony Run Stream Restoration
14 Apr 2019 Applied Hydrologic Modeling for Ecological Restoration Projects [Students Only]
27 Mar 2019 Spring 2019 Technical Presentation - Meet the Vendors
2 Mar 2019 MSRA Spring 2019 Stream Restoration Seminar & Job Fair
22 Jan 2019 The Ellicott City Floods
28 Nov 2018 Rescheduled- First Mine Branch Stream Restoration Field Trip
15 Nov 2018 First Mine Branch Stream Restoration Field Trip
29 Aug 2018 MSRA Summer 2018 Stream Restoration Field Trip & Social Gathering
19 Jun 2018 4th Annual Stream Trivia Night
31 May 2018 MSRA Annual Spring Meeting
10 Mar 2018 MSRA Spring 2018 Stream Restoration Seminar & Job Fair
8 Feb 2018 MSRA Winter Meeting: Dr. Andrew Muller and Capt. Diana Muller Present on the State of the Severn
25 Oct 2017 MSRA Fall Field Trip & Student Night/Job Fair
29 Jun 2017 New website
12 Jun 2017 3rd Annual Stream Trivia Night
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