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Albany, Georgia Flood Inundation Mapping and Risk Assessment

Digital geospatial flood inundation mapping is a powerful new approach for flood response and mitigation that shows flood-water extent and depth on the land surface. USGS pilot projects to evaluate this new technology are currently underway in 9 different states. As part of this effort, a prototype flood inundation mapping website is being developed for the Flint River near Albany, Georgia. The website is a joint effort involving USGS's Eastern Geographic Science Center, Georgia Water Science Center, and the City of Albany and Dougherty County, Georgia.

The website will include flood risk assessments generated using HAZUS, software developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to estimate potential losses from disasters. The prototype will allow users to view, print, and download HAZUS loss estimation maps, data, and reports for selected river stages.

USGS Point of Contact:
Paul Hearn, USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center;
703-648-6287;
phearn@usgs.gov

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