This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of flood impacts on road network topology and accessibility to amenities for major communities in the State of Iowa using graph-theoretic methods, including single-source shortest path analyses under 100 and 500-year flood scenarios.
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Incorporating rainfall forecasts into a real-time streamflow forecasting system extends the forecast lead time. This study explores the problem systematically, exploring the uncertainties associated with QPFs and their hydrologic predictability. The focus is on scale dependence of the trade-off between the QPF time horizon, basin-scale, space-time scale of the QPF, and streamflow forecasting accuracy. To […]
As sensor networks control more within water environments, humans are releasing more control over decision-making skills to AI networks. the Water Ethics Web Engine (WE)2, an integrated and generalized web framework incorporates voting-based ethical and normative preferences into water resources decision support.
The Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) model is used to analyze soil and predict flood inundation extents. HAND produced inundation maps comparable to advanced hydrodynamic models in practice in Iowa, and would be helpful in the absence of detailed hydrological data.
Iowa Flood Center
The University of Iowa
100 Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact: Breanna Shea