Web-Based Historic Flood Information Database for Colorado

The accuracy of flood frequency estimates can be greatly improved when historical flood information is used with systematic flood data. Most of the historical flood information for Colorado is stored in reports, files, and photographs in local, state and federal agency offices, as well as consulting engineering offices. The objective of this study is to develop a web-based geodatabase accessible using an ARCGIS map or similar interface that will facilitate easier access to historical flood information and result in improved flood frequency estimates in Colorado. Sources of historical flood information will include high outliers at gages used in the latest flood frequency report published by the USGS, unpublished USGS indirect and paleoflood measurements, and the peak flood of record at all USGS gages in Colorado.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  USA  80222
  • Project Managers:

    Khan, Aziz

  • Principal Investigators:

    Odom, Kenneth

  • Start Date: 20101001
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140530
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28707

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01506828
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 107.10
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2014 1:00AM