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Monitoring Inland Storm Surge and Flooding From Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana, September 2008

Open-File Report 2008-1373

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Abstract

On August 29-31, 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a mobile monitoring network consisting of 124 pressure transducers (sensors) (figs. 1, 2) at 80 sites over an area of about 4,200 square miles to record the timing, extent, and magnitude of inland hurricane storm surge and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Gustav, which made landfall in southeastern Louisiana on September 1. One-hundred twenty-one sensors from 61 sites (fig. 3) were recovered. Thirty-seven sites from which sensors were recovered were in the New Orleans area, and the remaining 24 sites were distributed throughout southeastern Louisiana. Sites were categorized as surge (21), riverine flooding (18), anthropogenic (affected by the operation of gates or pumps) (17), or mixed/uncertain on the basis of field observations and the appearance of the water-level data (5).

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Monitoring Inland Storm Surge and Flooding From Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana, September 2008
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1373
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Louisiana Water Science Center
Description:
Zip File
Time Range Start:
2008-08-29
Time Range End:
2008-08-31
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y