Geographic Information Systems
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Maps By Mitch
Flood inundation depth map
October 4, 2011
Welcome to "Maps By Mitch". A "blog" of sorts to highlight various maps and the techniques used to create them. I hope to have a new "map" posted on a monthly basis.
This past month we have been busy creating flood inundation maps for many agencies. They include (but are not limited to): federal, state, county, and local officials; the Red Cross; AGAPE; the Army National Guard. These maps were to aid in their planning, response, rescue, and damage assesment from the recent flooding of Tropical Storm Lee. Therefore, we thought it was appropriate for this monthly map to be a flood inundation map.
The map below demonstrates the projected depth of water for a flood stage of 33 feet at the Bloomsburg river gauge.
Please note, the inundation data to support this map was created and provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 2001. The mapping is intended to assist local agencies to plan emergency evacuation and flood response actions. Actual conditions during a flood event may vary from those assumed, so the accuracy cannot be guaranteed.