Report to detail more flood proofing ideas
This report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an important contribution to the climate science community and represents a consensus draft of the best flood prevention advice that will ultimately be recommended in the United States and the world for use in both coastal and inland flood management.
This report was issued in March 2011, which is now over five years old (July 2012). Since there was never really any clear view of where flood risk lies, there was plenty of uncertainty about what people are likely to need to take action, and a lot of misinformation and confusion. It’s great for science and information. (The full report is available on our dedicated website.)
In an effort to address both misinformation and confusion, NOAA has included some key recommendations as well as some other ideas and questions for future work. Some of the key recommendations (listed below) were developed from discussions with members and colleagues of the NCEP flood plain modeling team.
What are the best flood prevention methods for stormwater runoff? What is a stormwater-only system and what are its limitations? What are the advantages and drawbacks of flood and stormwater management? What are the major barriers to flood prevention? What is the status of flood and stormwater management efforts around the nation? What is the n바카라사이트eed for more stormwater management activities? Where is the flood plain, and what do we know about the best places to develop and protect flood plains? Where do we fit into the current planning effort for flood protection? What is the role of river basins in stormwater runoff? What are the potential risks of increased infiltration, or flooding, from the Mississippi basin to other river basins? What is the t바카라hreat to U.S. agriculture from the rising global ocean levels of the century ahead? What are the potential risks to human health, food supply and water quality from rising water levels?
In this report, we describe an overview of the floodplain mo바카라사이트deling that led to these recommendations as well as more detailed findings. Some of the main problems with the current floodplain modeling are explained.
These are some examples:
If a river basin drains into a flood plain, it doesn’t do as much to prevent flood because of a change in how the river drains. Instead, it increases the risk of higher flows, including larger and stronger ones.
If a waterway drains directly to a flood plain, there is no barrier barrier to inundation (because water goes directly in). In many places that have built flood plain barriers