Hazard Visualization and Risk Assessment of Morrison, Colorado

Authors: Jordan Bretthauer*, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Denver
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Environment
Keywords: Hazards, GIS, Vulnerability
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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This study will provide hazard visualizations for the town of Morrison, Colorado. As a small town vulnerable to various natural hazards, it is crucial to identify the areas most susceptible to floods, dam failures, wildfires, landslides, and severe weather events. This preliminary conceptual model will address potential risks facing the community. The town of Morrison currently adheres to the Jefferson County Multiā€Hazard Mitigation Plan, but has yet to assess the cumulative risk under different conditions at an individual town scale. This study will visualize potential hazard scenarios using geographic information systems to layer current hazard data and projections. The result of this study will help Morrison better prepare for hazard events, improve community resilience, and reduce future damage costs.

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