Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | August 30, 2008

Track Flooding During Hurricane Gustav in Real-Time

In addition to strengthening levees for flood protection in the wake of Hurricane Katrina three years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in collaboration with the United States Geological survey has installed several new strengthened, or “hardened,” tidal gages along the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Mississippi Sound. The gages are designed to withstand a category 4 hurricane storm surge. In preparation for Hurricane Gustav’s approaching landfall, the USGS will also deploy mobile gages and storm-surge sensors crucial to effective forecasting and emergency response. Real-time data from these devices will  be visible on the Hurricane Gustav Hydrologic Impacts Map. To follow Gustav’s   storm surge and flooding go to the USGS’s WaterWatch — Hurricane Gustav Hydrologic Impacts Map.


The Physical Environment Textbook links: Hurricanes, Floods and Flooding, Sources of Stream Flow.

Adapted from materials provided by United States Geological Survey

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: