Real-Time Flood Forecasting for River Crossings – Phase II

The goal of this work is to develop a generic prototype of a flood-forecasting system that is transferable to locations around the Midwest. The system is to provide monitoring and forecasting flood potential at critical infrastructure points, such as bridges, where streamflow gauges are not available. The efforts will focus on creating online tools to communicate hydrologic model results and to develop evaluation metrics that facilitate the implementation/evaluation of the forecasting system in the four states that support MATC. In addition, the research team will begin testing the use of data-assimilation techniques that will reduce the difference between model estimates and observations at USGS stream gauge locations. The research team expects that the combination of flexible web tools and flexible model parameterization techniques will allow them to provide a prototype framework for efficient and realistic technology transfer to the DOTs sponsoring their work.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $155932
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747107

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Mid-America Transportation Center

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

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4105 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Krajewski, Witold

    Mantilla, Ricardo

  • Start Date: 20181114
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: 91994-39

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692380
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 6 2019 5:00PM