Flood Decision Support Toolbox (FDST) enhanced with addition of building footprint data

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The Texas Water Development Board provided an enhancement to the Flood Decision Support Toolbox that allows users to view how different heights of flooding may affect buildings located near selected USGS streamgages. This online tool will allow the public to see how broadly and deeply floodwaters can cover these sites, measured in half-foot increments of floodwater height.

The USGS helps Texans plan for and protect themselves from flooding, beginning in 1898 when the first USGS streamgage in Texas was installed on the Colorado River in Austin. Now a new state-of-the-science tool has been upgraded to show how various levels of flooding would affect existing buildings in Texas.

The Flood Decision Support Toolbox  was developed by USGS’s Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center and federal partners FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and National Weather Service. The Texas Water Development Board provided an enhancement that allows users to view how different heights of flooding may affect buildings located near selected USGS streamgages. This online tool will allow the public to see how broadly and deeply floodwaters can cover these sites, measured in half-foot increments of floodwater height.

► TWDB News ReleaseTexas Water Development Board partners with federal agencies to enhance Flood Decision Support Toolbox