Tracking flood potential in Fort Wayne neighborhoods

January 30th, 2013 at 3:34 pm by under Weather

Seal of the City of Fort Wayne

New computer model data is available to help track current river levels and future flood potential on the St. Mary’s River and, later in 2013, Spy Run Creek from State Blvd. to just past Coliseum Blvd.

Using this online tool, developed in partnership between the City of Fort Wayne, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), you can monitor the river in real-time and see just how far flood water would travel inland if the river crested at various levels (e.g. 12 ft., 15 ft., etc.).

No computer model is perfect, but this is a useful tool to help provide a general overview of flood potential and help the city and its residents prepare for flooding.

Here are links to the tool via both the NWS and the USGS.  Although the user interfaces differ, the data is the same.

NWS Interface:  http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/inundation/inundation_google.php?gage=sasi3

USGS Interface: http://wim.usgs.gov/FIMI/FloodInundationMapper.html

 

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