HEC-RAS 5.0.5 Training
2-Dimensional Dam Breach Modeling
November 27-29, 2018

The Ohio Dam Safety Organization has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Water Resources (Dam Safety Section) to provide comprehensive HEC-RAS 2-Dimensional flow and Dam Breach Analysis Training.


  • Running an unsteady flow model.
  • 2-Dimensional Dam Breach Models.
  • Diagnosing a Dam Breach Model.
  • Lunch and light snacks provided.
  • 3-Day Course.
  • Earn up to 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
  • Additional details are provided on this Tentative Schedule.


ODNR – Division of Engineering
2045 Morse Road, Building E
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Assembly Center East – 1st Floor
Entry into the ODNR Complex requires that you check into the security gate house at the entrance. You will need to show them a government issued photo ID and let them know you are attending a training session on the first floor of Building E. They will provide you with a temporary guest ID badge.

As you enter the complex, Building E is located on the left side and you can park in front of this building (second parking lot on left). Signage at the entrance and within the building will direct participants to the training room.

Each day, or when leaving the complex, your ID badge is to be returned to the security gate house. Another one can be picked up when entering again.


Register online at:

Register On or Before Tuesday, October 15th ………………$775.00/seat

Register After Tuesday, October 15th …………………………$875.00/seat


Each participant will need to bring a laptop to the training facility. Don’t forget your laptop power cord. Electrical outlets will be available.

Software and other information will be distributed to participants approximately 1 week prior to the training.


Raymond Walton, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, has over 40 years of experience directing water resources studies throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a nationally-recognized expert in multi-dimensional modeling of surface water, groundwater, and water quality systems. He has conducted river hydraulics, water quality and ecological modeling studies, including water quality modeling on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. He has studied erosion and sedimentation for various rivers and coastal areas, including the Elwha River in Washington State. Prior to joining WEST, he worked at the Hydraulics Research Station in the U.K., taught at North Carolina State University, and spent 15 years with nationwide consulting engineering firms. He has written over 50 professional papers in the fields of hydraulics, environmental engineering, groundwater and surface water hydrology, and instructs HEC-RAS nationwide. He has worked with ASCE and ASTM committees on Environmental Software and wetlands monitoring developments, and reviews technical papers for several ASCE journals.