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National Summit on Coastal & Estuarine Restoration


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Event:

National Summit on Coastal & Estuarine Restoration
Hydrodynamic Modeling of a Tidal Estuary for Marsh Restoration and Optimization Prime Hook NWR, Milton, DE

Date:

November 4, 2014 

Venue:

Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Todd DeMunda, PE

Synopsis

Concurrent Session IV
Hydrodynamic Modeling of a Tidal Estuary for Marsh Restoration and Optimization Prime Hook NWR, Milton, DE

Nov. 4, 10:30 am
Todd DeMunda, PE

In the last several years, a number of storms have caused flooding, erosion, and opened several breaches between Prime Hook NWR and Delaware Bay. As a result, the US Fish and Wildlife Service tasked Atkins with developing a hydrodynamic model of the Refuge using Delft3D. The results of the modeling effort were used to recommend alternatives for managing the Refuge under the new environmental regime post-Sandy. This presentation will cover state-of-the-art numerical hydrodynamic and salinity modeling, as well as planning marsh restoration activities based on modeled salinity and water level ranges.

Lecturers biography
 Todd DeMunda

Todd DeMunda, PE
Mr. DeMunda is a coastal engineer with 9 years of experience. His expertise is primarily in hydrodynamic, morphologic and wave modeling, supporting projects such as marshland restoration, beach management plans, FEMA flood studies, and shore protection design and optimization.

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