Coastal Flooding & Solutions, Workshop Case Studies

Characterization and Modeling of Compound Flooding: Introducing Texas Integrated Flooding Framework Planning Project

Location: Texas Coasts

Submitted By: Amin Kiaghadi - Coastal Flood Modeler-Texas Water Development Board

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Project Description

A compound flooding event can be defined as simultaneous or sequential flooding processes leading to a more significant flooding event. Combined effect from riverine flows and storm surge (or high tides) is the most common type of compound flood across Texas coasts. In this talk, several predictive hydrodynamic modeling frameworks and their capability in simulating compound flooding, as well various types of data required for building such models will be discussed. Case studies along the coast of Texas will be used to better illustrate various factors that could change the behavior of compound flooding and the need for an integrated flooding framework and reliable data. Additionally, the Texas Integrated Flooding Framework (TIFF) planning project funded by Texas General Land Office will be introduced and discussed. The TIFF planning project will develop guidelines and processes for a comprehensive, integrated framework to model, visualize, and plan for the risk of flooding across the Texas coastline.

Key Successes

Understanding the concept of compound flooding and how to develop guidelines and processes for a comprehensive, integrated framework to model, visualize, and plan for the risk of flooding across the Texas coastline.

Challenges

Missing data and integrated modeling framework

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