Example inundation map
Figure 9. This shows an example of an inundation map generated by an experimental, real-time dynamic flood inundation mapping application for a reach of the White River near Indianapolis, Ind. This automated application mines USGS streamgage and National Weather Service flood forecast data. During floods, the application automatically launches, runs a calibrated stream hydraulic model, and creates flood maps for current flood area and produces an advance flooding forecast for up to 5 days. Users can retrieve the maps, as well as monetary flood-loss estimates, through an online graphic user interface. This application is experimental and not publicly available.