Real-time Flood Forecasting for River Crossings – Phase V

As part of an on-going effort to develop a generic prototype of a flood-forecasting model that is transferable, reliable, and provides actionable information to other locations around the Midwest to provide monitoring and forecasting flood potential at critical infrastructure points, such as bridges, where streamflow gauges are not available, the research team has outlined a series of new activities to achieve their goal. The team will continue developing a real-time web-based visualization platform to display the model predictions that was initiated under phase I and II Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) grants. The efforts will now include a Technology Transfer aspect by interfacing the work with a MATC funded research project at University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) lead by Prof. Tirthankar Roy that aims to implement a snow model for the HLM model. The team will provide a fully functional real-time forecasting system for the Elkhorn river basin in northeast Nebraska, and a corresponding web interface for monitoring an evaluation of forecasts. This work is the first step towards evaluating the feasibility of implementation of the tools outside the state of Iowa. In addition, the team will implement data-assimilation techniques that will help them reduce the difference between model estimates and observations at USGS location and provide metrics of improvement of model predictions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $172925
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    IIHR- Hydroscience & Engineering
    307 C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Lab
    Iowa City, Iowa  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Krajewski, Witold

  • Start Date: 20220101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221231
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-100

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844444
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2022 11:35AM