San Francisco Bay Integrated Flood Forecasting Project Summary Report   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This project involves state-of-the-art coupling of a NWS [National Weather Service] Distributed Hydrologic Model (DHM) with the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS). [...] This report focuses on assessment of the various flood forecast information products generated by the integrated flood forecast modeling system. The tributary DHM [Distributed Hydrologic Model] generates forecast information for each grid that are portrayed as discharge, flow hydrographs (peak flow, time-to-peak, duration of high flow), soil moisture, and flood recurrence level. The CoSMoS portrays flood inundation and timing, and duration. Both models can help identify flood impact features such as road-stream crossings, and other critical facilities. A workshop was held with state, federal and local agency staff involved with flood forecasting and warning, and flood mitigation. As part of the workshop, we asked participants to review Hydro-CoSMoS outputs and rate how useful these products would be for theirs jobs. Results of these reviews are presented, and discussion is directed to how users' assessments could influence design of the real-time operational system to be implemented."

Report Number:
NOAA Technical Memorandum PSD-317
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