October Meeting Annoucement

DATE:    Thursday, October 19th
PLACE:  Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
TIME:     11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
TOPIC: Dairy Creek – Reconnecting to Restore Habitat Functionality
SPEAKER: Jason Magalen, Solmar Hydro, Inc.

Sturgeon Lake is located within the boundaries of Sauvie Island. Historically, circulation of the lake was maintained via, primarily, the Gilbert River (connected to the Multnomah Channel) to the north and Dairy Creek (connected to the Columbia River) to the south. Recent hydraulic changes have caused sediment infilling within Sturgeon Lake, decreasing water quality and degrading habitat. One of the selected methods to restoring lake function was to re-connect Dairy Creek between the Columbia River and Sturgeon Lake. This presentation will focus on the coordination requirements for the many stakeholders, and the ensuing 1D/2D hydraulic modeling, analysis, and engineering methods employed toward final design.

Mr. Magalen is a Coastal Engineer and Hydrographer with Solmar Hydro, Inc. in Portland, OR. He has 15 years of experience in hydrographic and marine geophysical surveying; and coastal, dredge, marine, and environmental engineering. The majority of his career has focused on hydrographic/geophysical and topographic surveying; hydrodynamic, sediment and water quality marine data collection, analysis and numerical modeling; coastal, estuarine, and riverine modeling; and evaluation and design of coastal structures. Type of projects have included contaminated and non-contaminated sediment erosion and transport assessments; wave and current studies; bridge scour evaluations; fish passage and wetland restoration projects; marine hydrokinetic (offshore wind and wave energy generation) studies; dredging project design; shoreline revetment and breakwater design; and construction management. He has worked for both the private engineering and consulting sector as well as the public (with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland).

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Ocean Engineering Degree from Oregon State University. He is a registered professional engineer in CA, OR, WA, and Guam; is a NSPS/THSOA Certified Hydrographer; and is a certified Remote Pilot in Command (FAA Part 107). He is a past president of the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (OR ASCE) and is presently active with the NSPS/THSOA Exam Certification Board.