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Monday, November 14th, 2016

Geospatial Science Identifies High-Risk Flooding Areas in Egypt

Researchers from UT Dallas and other universities developed geospatial science methods to help the Egyptian government determine how to avoid flooding in a coastal mountain region. The government wants to develop the area for tourism, but flash flooding and associated hazards have hampered efforts, according to Dr. May Yuan, Ashbel Smith professor of GIS. “We

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. This has major implications for existing stormwater infrastructure, particularly in large cities, which face higher risks of flash flooding. In the latest issue of Geophysical Research Letters, doctoral

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A 100-year History of Flooding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2014 — Scientists examined storm flooding events in the Bering Sea region of western Alaska from 1913 to 2011 and found that the largest events occurred in autumn and were associated with high tides and strong southwest winds. By compiling historical observations and recent tide gage data, mapping drift lines on

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

NASA Satellite Data Give Early Clues to Flood Danger

Every year, river flooding takes a heavy toll of lives and property damage in the United States. A new study has found that the potential of a river basin to flood can be assessed months in advance of flood season by using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites. The new

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

USGS Streamgage Measures Significant Flooding in St. Paul

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring significant flooding on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota. Streamflow at the USGS streamgage on the Mississippi at St. Paul (streamgage 05331000) was 98,700 cubic feet per second (cfs) and rising on Monday morning, June 23. The National Weather Service currently forecasts a flood peak of 20.5 feet

Monday, May 19th, 2014

MapAction Deploys to Balkan Floods

MapAction has deployed a skilled volunteer to Belgrade to help coordinate the response in Serbia of widespread flooding in the Balkans.