Mapping a flood before it happens

Fact Sheet 2004-3060



What's missing from flood forecasts? 

Maps—The only maps generally available today are maps used for planning. They are maps of theoretical floods, not maps of flooding forecast for an approaching storm. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) have developed a way to bring flood forecasting and flood mapping together, producing flood maps for tomorrow's flood today...and getting them on the Internet in time for those in harm's way to react.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Mapping a flood before it happens
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2004-3060
DOI 10.3133/fs20043060
Edition -
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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