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PubTalk 2/2012 — Mapping a Flood...Before it Happens

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-- the new USGS FloodPath early warning system

By Marijke van Heeswijk, USGS Hydrologist


  • Historically, floods have been the most destructive natural hazard in the Nation
  • The USGS and National Weather Service have developed an early warning system that produces online maps of tomorrow's floods today
  • The new USGS FloodPath system maps a forecast flood 3 days before it happens, showing when and where floodwaters will be and the likely water depths




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