Linking flows to flood hazard

Linking flows to flood hazard

Contributed by Liz Stephens, a HEPEX guest columnist for 2014 With respect to flooding at least, to have value for decision-making we need to link the forecast of a particular magnitude river flow with the hazard posed by that size flow. When we are tasked with forecasting a flood, what is really meant is that there needs to be some indication of the area that will be flooded, and not only what is going on in the river channel. In practice, this…

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