Hopefully many of you were able to attend the 11th Annual Indiana MS4 Meeting that was held Tuesday, May 15th, at the Marriott East Hotel. If you were not in attendance - or were and just want a summary of some things that went on - here are a few important takeaways:
The name itself, is an acronym that stands for the Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System. It is a computer program developed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that models the hydraulics of water flow through natural rivers and other channels.
When reading an engineer's title, most of the time their names are followed by P.E., B.C.E.E. or some form of alphabet soup. Well, as you may guess, the random letters actually do mean something. But to save you some time from having to search "what is XYZ?," we compiled a list of some of the most popular civil engineering acronyms for you to view in one place.
“We had homes along Beech Creek we felt should be removed from the floodplain. We were hoping our engineer [Wessler] could make a strong case to have the area revised by FEMA and give these homeowners a chance to be exempt from having to carry costly flood insurance.” -Brad Meriwether, Director of Public Works and MS4 Operator, City of Beech Grove