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October Technical Webinar: dredgeSMART – The Dredging Equation, Solved
October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Sediment accumulation is the genesis of water quality degradation. As the reservoir’s water storage capacity decreases, the contaminant and nutrient concentrations increase. The remedy to cure many lake management ailments is sediment removal, better known as dredging. But, how do you track, measure, locate and identify sediments to determine if dredging is required? What is the best way to conduct a feasibility study to determine dredging permitting and logistics? How do you measure success in an underwater, unseen environment? The engineering team with over 20 years and 3000 successful inland, freshwater projects completed from coast to coast, Trent and Emily introduce a program that solves the complicated dredging equation. In this session, you’ll learn the 7 steps needed to execute a successful dredging project.
This webinar will be presented by Trent Lewis FPC and Emily Lewis PE from PondMedics.
Trent Lewis FPC earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in 2000 from Texas Tech University. After a few years of experience in other industries, Mr. Lewis began PondMedics in 2004 with his wife, Emily Lewis – civil engineer and lead hydrologist for PondMedics. Mr. Lewis is a Senior Consultant with PondMedics, specializing in areas such as hydrographic surveys, dam/spillway rehabilitations, stream and stormwater conveyance management, hybrid shoring solutions, multi-scale dredging and wetland/riparian surveys using fixed wing and multirotor drones equipped with a payload of infrared sensors. Mr. Lewis has been the President of the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust the last seven years. Additionally, Mr. Lewis serves as the Aquatic Plant Management Society, Texas Chapter President. Mr. Lewis also serves on the board of directors of the Society of Lake Management Professionals. Mr. Lewis is active and presenting often to groups such as Texas Floodplain Managers Association, Texas Rural Water Association, Texas Parks and Recreation Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Trent resides in Grayson County, Texas with his wife, Emily and their six kids. When Trent is not busy at PondMedics, he’s enjoying spending time with his family doing things like hunting, fishing, sporting clays, riding motorcycles and travelling.
Since 1999, Emily Lewis PE has been practicing civil engineering with a specialty in surface water hydraulics and hydrology. Graduating with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, she moved into the suburban land development industry with a specialty in designing and engineering surface storm water systems to enhance surface water quality through the cities and their neighborhoods as well as designing storm water systems that would safely move water downstream and prevent flooding.
Prior to founding PondMedics, Inc. in 2004, Emily worked for a national and regional civil engineering firm – Kimley Horn Associates and Dowdy Anderson Associates. During her time at those firms, Emily was responsible for modeling, designing and engineering natural and urban surface water systems. Her accumulated experience in civil engineering, hydrographic survey and limnology is a key component to the success we have in our unique engineered surface water solutions we provide our clients each day. Emily’s favorite saying is “Quality in a service is not what you put into it. It’s what the client gets out of it.”