Mapping the Extent of Inundation Events in Floodplains for the Middle Mississippi River Watershed using a Hydraulic Model in Geographic Information System

Authors: Ali Alruzuq*,
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Geomorphology, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: Inundations, Floodplains, Flooding events, Digital elevation models (DEMS), Water Surface Elevation (WSEL)
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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River flooding is among natural disasters responsible for claiming the lives of many people and destroying many properties and infrastructures in different parts of the world. The current study will be conducted at Middle Mississippi River (MMR), and it aims at mapping out the flood prone areas for 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 500 Year Floodplains. The Hydraulic models and the Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques will be used to collect river velocity and discharge data as well that relates to the spatial or the areal extent. The primary purpose of the study is investigating the GIS and hydraulic models and social, economic and health impacts of floods in the area of study. The study helped in mapping out the flood prone areas in the area of study. The research findings will form a solid foundation for future researches that will investigate effective measures that will help in mitigating flooding impacts.

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