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URISA Texas Virtual Speaker Series - May 2017

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar (See Below)


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Developing Near-Real-Time Flood Impact Mapping in Texas

Presentation Outline: 

In August 2016, NOAA's new National Water Center in Tuscaloosa AL became operational in publishing hourly streamflow forecasts for all 2.7 million reaches of the NHDPlus river network, see These are now being adapted for use by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), to help local public safety officials anticipate flood impacts anywhere in the state. Part of the process leverages an elevation raster called Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) which is developed from a standard DEM, and represents the vertical height above the nearest DEM drainage line from each grid cell. This presentation will be about the work-in-progress, current challenges, and next steps.

About the Speaker:

Dr. David K. Arctur is a Research Scientist in the Center for Water and Environment, and Research Fellow in the Center for Integrated Earth System Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously he has been Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium, and member of technical staff at Esri. He received his PhD in Urban Planning at the University of Florida.

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