Small-Scale Applications of Distributed Hydrologic Model Vflo® to Characterize Impacts from Mitigation Projects and Site-scale Re-development on Street-Level Flooding

REPORT : Jun. 1, 2017 HURRICANE HARVEY

HSL Flood report

This report uses hydrological modeling to assess if mitigation techniques used throughout the city were successful.

The project team identified areas vulnerable to inundation following flooding in Houston and produced an analysis that determined that 25 percent of flood insurance claims from 1999 to 2009 were located outside of 100-year flood plains. The team used hydrological modeling to document street flooding in Houston and identified problem areas. Their goal was to assess if mitigation techniques used throughout the city were successful.

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