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An Environmentally Sound Flood Prediction System

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.162.1 - 6.162.12



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Bahador Ghahramani

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The primary objective of this project was to develop an effective flood prediction system (FPS) to save the environment, properties, and lives. This system is capable of predicting downstream flood using upstream data collection. This FPS primarily uses sonar along with advanced mathematical algorithms to accurately predict downstream flood. This system monitors the development of floodwaters in various river locations. The system helps the emergency units by providing advanced warning to downstream cities that are in danger, evacuating people if necessary, and initiating flood preparation activities in critical areas. To be effective, this system must be initiated early to allow cities to evacuate people in a timely manner and to warn the emergency units ahead of the flood. To test the system, it was necessary to select a river and use it as a model to show how adjacent basins can affect the flow rate of water along its different points. The Mississippi River valley was chosen as the model to simulate and test the FPS, and to illustrate how its six basins feeding the river affects flow rate and flooding downstream.

Ghahramani, B. (2001, June), An Environmentally Sound Flood Prediction System Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9227

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