Capital Branch Speaker Lunch

July 25, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Old Spaghetti Factory
1910 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

ASCE Sacramento Capital Branch July Luncheon Meeting

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Old Spaghetti Factory
1910 J St
Sacramento, CA 95811
11:30 AM Networking, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch and Presentation

Topic: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Modeling 101

Speaker: Tara Smith, Chief of the Modeling Support Branch, Department of Water Resources, CA

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An introduction to using Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Computer Modeling of the Delta to balance changing regulations and stakeholder concerns. The below is the Bay Delta map and this presentation will feature some of the highlights of the Bay Delta such as

  • hydrodynamics and water quality system of the Delta,
  • tradeoffs between a few of the various stakeholders (environmental, urban, agricultural) 
  • general description of a few past and recently proposed projects


About the speaker:

Ms. Tara Smith was recently promoted to the Chief of the Modeling Support Branch at the California Department of Water Resources. Prior to her promotion, she headed up the Delta Modeling Section. She is a Professional Engineer having more than 27 years of Delta Modeling Experience with the California Department of Water Resources and having California Professional Engineer. She holds B.S in Engieering from Trinity University (Texas) and M.S. in Civil Engineering from U.C.Davis (California).