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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

Subject: ACTION: 2006 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference (Reply Due: April 14, 2006)
Date: March 16, 2006
From: /S/ Original signed by
King W. Gee
Associate Administrator for Infrastructure
In Reply Refer to: HIBT-20
To: Associate Administrator for RD&T

Directors of Field Services
Resource Center Director and Operations Managers
Division Administrators
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in partnership with the California Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the 2006 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference. The theme for this year's conference is "50 Years of Highway and Bridge Hydraulics: Where We've Been and Where We're Going." The conference will highlight some of the important accomplishments in hydrology and hydraulic engineering in the last 50 years, as well as inform attendees about the most current research, technologies, and methodologies for handling present and future hydrologic and hydraulic engineering problems and challenges in transportation. In addition to our usual session topics on scour modeling, stream stability, plans of action for scour critical bridges, among others, the conference will include sessions on culverts (new and old, retrofitting, and inspection), major flooding, and hydraulically related environmental issues. We are currently finalizing our agenda. Please notify us by April 14, 2006, if any of your staff or your corresponding State departments of transportation (DOT) representatives are interested in presenting in one of these sessions.

The conference will be held at the Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel in San Diego, California, from August 29 to September 1, 2006. Room rates for the conference are $120 plus tax/night for single or double occupancy. To make a reservation, you may call (619) 239-4500, or go online at Specify either the National Hydraulics Conference or Group ID 82806520 when making your reservation in order to get the conference group rate. Deadline for reservations is August 6, 2006.

While there is no registration fee for the conference, we would still like attendees to pre-register at This Web site also presents the most up-to-date agenda and information on the conference.

We appreciate your staff's involvement in our previous Hydraulic Engineering Conferences. Division representation is important to ensure that DOTs concerns are addressed in our conference and for information presented in the conference to be shared with the DOTs. Please encourage your staff and their corresponding State counterparts to participate in this conference.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Cynthia Nurmi, FHWA Hydraulics Engineer, Resource Center-Atlanta at (404) 562-3908, or

Updated: 04/07/2011

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