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E.Geo Newsletter
February 2017

Hawaii Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline
Register by February 28 and SAVE!
Aloha!
CalGeo's conference is on the Big Island, Hawaii April 26-28, 2017. If you're planning on attending it's time to register NOW to SAVE on conference fees. Early Bird registration deadline is Tuesday, February 28th (right around the corner). The savings is substantial, so you don't want to miss that date. 
Also, if you are an Affiliate member, remember that if you register for the conference as a full attendee, you will get a table top exhibit space FREE . We are looking for more sponsors for the events there, too!
Don't be LATE and SAVE
Go here for complete brochure and information and to register.  AND WHILE THERE, CHECK OUT OUR LITTLE VIDEO to entice your to visit Hawaii! 
Let It Flow On The Big Island! Join the tribe for awesome scenery, great events, and top-notch speakers. 
Donations Needed To Raise Funds For Students
by:  Marsha Myers-Executive Director
We will be holding our usual silent auction at the closing night event in Hawaii and the funds collected are used to help with our student chapters. Do you have something you can donate? Gift cards? Certificates? Jewelry? Bring it with you when you attend, or just send it to the office at CalGeo, 309 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667 and I'll make sure it gets to Hawaii! Thank you for your consideration.
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Assess and Sustain Spillways with EagleLIFT's Scan and Repair Process
Red-flags are being raised throughout California regarding the health of its spillways and flood control structures. The recent drought has left our spillways largely untested and, as we are finding out, that doesn't mean they haven't been compromised. The task seems daunting in such a short timeline, but it may not be as complex as it seems.
EagleLIFT's Scan and Repair approach is a cost-effective method for identifying issues and then repairing the problems quickly and cost-effectively. Firstly, detecting the problem is the main focus. For this we utilize a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system to scan the entire spillway and determine if there are any voids present. If voids are present, we then fill the voids and stabilize the structure with our polymer injection application. Read the full article here
Membership Drive Winner Goes To Hawaii!
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Congratulations, Martin McIlroy with Shannon & Wilson, winner of our 2016 membership drive competition!  He has won the grand prize package to attend CalGeo's 2017 conference consisting of a fully-paid conference registration, three (3) night's stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, and airfare to get there. Congratulations Martin! It was a GREAT effort on your part bringing in new members.
Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
AEG Sacramento Section Presents:
"Addressing California's Tsunami Hazard"
Presented by: Rick Wilson, Pg, CEG - Sr. Engineering Geologist California Geological Survey
RSVP here

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2016-2017 ASCE-GI Cross-USA Lecture
CalGeo is co-hosting with local geo-professional chapters:
"Deep Mixing Method for Support of Embankments"
Presented by: Professor George Filz, Ph.D., PE - Virginia polytechnic Institute and State University
RSVP here

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
GeoHazard Talks presents Landslide Workshop:
"Seismically Induced Landslides: Observations from Recent Earthquakes"
Presented by Prof. Nicholas Sitar, Ph.D., P.Eng
~and~
"Developing Biogeotechnical Solutions for Hazard Mitigation"
Presented by Prof. Jason De Jong, Ph.D
Get information here
Job Board
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Visit our website for the latest information on current available positions throughout the industry, including:
  • Deputy Grading Inspector with Geotechnologies, Inc.
  • Staff Engineer/Geologist with Geotechnologies, Inc.
  • Geo Solutions Engineer with California Nevada Cement Assn.
  • Project Geotechnical Engineer with LGC Geotechnical, Inc.
  • Staff or Senior Staff Engineer with LGC Geotechnical, Inc.
  • Soils Engineering Technician with Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Special Inspector with Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Project Geologist with Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Project Engineer with Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Geotechnical Engineer with Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers
     
If you're LOOKING for help throughout the year, we also have a number of resumes on our website at CalGeo
If you're LOOKING FOR WORK, you can request us to post your resume on our website too.

Safety First!
What To Do During A Landslide
*Stay alert and awake. Many debris-flow fatalities occur when people are sleeping. Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or portable, battery-powered radio or television for warnings of intense rainfall. Be aware that intense, short bursts of rain may be particularly dangerous, especially after longer periods of heavy rainfall and damp weather.
*If you are in areas susceptible to landslides and debris flows, consider leaving if it is safe to do so. Remember that driving during an intense storm can be hazardous. If you remain at home, move to a second story if possible. Staying out of the path of a landslide or debris flow saves lives.
*Listen for any unusual sounds that might indicate moving debris, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together. A trickle of flowing or falling mud or debris may precede larger landslides. Moving debris can flow quickly and sometimes without warning.
*If you are near a stream or channel, be alert for any sudden increase or decrease in water flow and for a change from clear to muddy water. Such changes may indicate landslide activity upstream, so be prepared to move quickly. Don't delay! Save yourself, not your belongings.
*Be especially alert when driving. Bridges may be washed out, and culverts overtopped. Do not cross flooding streams!! Turn Around, Don't Drown®!. Embankments along roadsides are particularly susceptible to landslides. Watch the road for collapsed pavement, mud, fallen rocks, and other indications of possible debris flows.
*Be aware that strong shaking from earthquakes can induce or intensify the effects of landslides.

~courtesy of USGS

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Questions? Contact CalGeo at (530) 344-0644 or  mmyers@calgeo.org
In This Issue
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Donations for Student Fund
Assess and Sustain Spillways
Membership Drive Winner
Upcoming Events
Job Board
Safety First!
Like Us On Facebook
Featured Article
Quick Links
President's Message
Hannes Richter, GE of Stoney-Miller Consultants, Inc.  and CalGeo President talks about his vision for CalGeo this year. Get his message here President's Message 
 
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