Silver Jackets Coordinator
The Iowa Flood Risk Data inventory compiles Federal, state, and county metadata from different flood risk data into a single source. The inter-agency stream models repository would be posted on the existing Iowa Flood Information System [password protected web-page]. By leveraging access to the already established IFIS, statewide system users are able to quickly access availability of flood risk data models. Inventory updates are web-based to encourage the posting of newly developed models. The spreadsheet format is quick/easy to update.
The project explores using a geospatial inventory map to identify study reaches that extend through multiple communities. For each model, the posted information would include:
- Stream name and site description [study extent]
- Type of Model [hydrologic, hydraulic 1D, 2D]
- Model level of detail [detailed or approximate model/mapping]
- Agency name, point-of-contact, date of model data and model development
The project was funded and initiated in FY17. as a Silver Jacket inter-agency project. The focus is on developing a central database to inform model developers of the existing models in an effort to reduce duplication of efforts by different agencies/entities. This database will present information on a web-based platform to allow for easy access.
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Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2019: Communicating the results from this and other recent projects at venues with emergency managers to bring awareness of tools for their use. Exploring a potential phase 2 follow-on interagency project.