Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series

It Rained Two Feet, Now What?

Panel discussion 1:30-2:30pm; Seminar 3:00-4:00pm

Seminar Recording


Bill Hunt, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Biological Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm


Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What does this mean for engineering design standards? What storms should we consider? Where is it OK to develop? What guidance does the engineering code of conduct provide? Insights to these questions and more are the focus of "It just rained two feet, now what?"