Speaker Bio

Nicole Friedt has over 18 years of experience in stormwater analysis, design, and management. Ms. Friedt attended the University of New Mexico and received her bachelor s degree in Civil Engineering. Her experience includes drainage design oversight for large transportation projects, like the Paseo del Norte Interchange, to drainage design for numerous statewide transportation projects. Ms. Friedt has assisted in the development of several drainage master planning documents throughout the state and El Paso, TX. Ms. Friedt helped develop county wide floodplain mapping updates for FEMA throughout New Mexico and Texas. Ms. Friedt currently serves as the Development Review Engineer for AMAFCA.

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge from Agriculture to Wildlife Habitat: Partnership in Stormwater

Valle de Oro provides an excellent example of how public partnerships can allow for multiple community needs to be met. Working together with our partners, AMAFCA looks to alleviate some of the flood concerns that plague the southeast valley by providing an outlet to the river for stormwater. Along the way there, the water can be used as a resource and an asset. Natural biological processes, along with engineered facilities, can be used to not only provide habitat, but also enhance water quality. This presentation will discuss the on-going design challenges faced, the status of projects in the area, and the anticipated path forward.

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