The Silver Jackets program provides
a strategy for planning and
implementing measures to reduce
risks of flooding and other natural
hazards. In this meeting, we
will discuss how the Silver Jackets
program is being used in Minnesota,
North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
We will go in depth to discuss the
technical aspects of the currently
ongoing pilot projects including:
Flood Inundation Mapping for the
Mississippi River at St. Paul,
Souris River Basin Hydromet Network
Analysis, Emergency Action Plan
Template Document, Mapping
Undocumented Levees Using GIS,
Decision Tools for Zoning in Bluff
Erosion Areas, and the Pre-Flood
Information Package Development
Study. The meeting will also
touch on the interagency response to
the flood of June 2012, development
of the MN All Hazards Plans (2011
and 2014) for FEMA, and State Level
FEME Risk MAP Meetings.
Terry Zien is a Civil Engineer,
worked at a consulting firm for 3
years (1985-1988), worked at the St.
Paul District of USACE since May
1988 (26+ years) in Design,
Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Programs
and Project Management. He is
currently the Program Manager for
Planning Assistance to States and
Flood Plain Management Services,
FRM, and the Silver Jackets
Coordinator for MN, WI, and
co-coordinator for ND. He is
an adjunct employee to Emergency
Management as needed for flood
reconnaissance, State EOC liaison,
and the St. Paul District Temporary
Housing team. Mr. Zien is also
the Project Manager for the National
Committee on Levee Safety out of HQ
USACE. He has a BS degree in
Geology, U of MN, 1983, and a MS
degree in Civil Engineering
(Hydrology and Hydraulics/St.
Anthony Falls Hydraulic Lab), U of
MN, 1985. Mr. Zien is a
Licensed Professional Engineer in MN
since 1991 and has been a Certified
Floodplain Manager (CFM) since May
2012. Mr. Zien was recognized
as the USACE Silver Jackets
Coordinator of the year in 2014.
Meeting Schedule and Logistics:
Social time and lunch
(if you so desire) will be from 11:30 AM to
12:30 PM in the dining
room of the Officers Club.
- The Club’s cafeteria-style lunches
are typically $10.00 or less; people who
partake in the cafeteria-style lunch
will pay the Officers Club directly.
If you come only for the presentations,
there is no charge.
Post Meeting and
Presentation will be from
12:30 PM to about
1:15 PM in the
Lower-Level Meeting Room of the Officers Club.
1/2-PDH for this Presentation.
Please RSVP with your intent to either
partake in the cafeteria-style lunch or to
come for the presentation only; this will
help the Officers Club staff to ensure that
an adequate amount of food is prepared.
Either leave a voice mail message with
Michelle Larson at 651-290-5632, or click
the RSVP button in the left-hand column, or
send an email message to
Fort Snelling Officer's Club near Post Road.
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