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Mid-America Transportation Center

Real-time Flood Forecasting for River Crossings - Phase I


University of Iowa

Principal Investigator
Witold Krajewski
PI Contact Information
Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided
USDOT: $70,001
Additional Funding: $70,028
Total Project Cost
$ 140,029
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Brief Description of Research Project
The PIs propose to develop a generic prototype of a flood-forecasting model that is easy to implement at many locations around the Midwest to provide monitoring and forecasting flood potential at critical infrastructure points, such as bridges, where streamflow gauges are not available. They will develop a real-time web-based visualization platform to display the model predictions. The platform will display the river network upstream from a point of interest and a time control slider that will allow exploring the evolution of flows everywhere in the network over the past several days and about a week into the future.
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Impacts/Benefits of Implementation
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Final Data: Data was not collected during phase I of this project.
Modal Orientation
  • Natural Disasters
  • Structures
  • Systems