Global Flash Flood Guidance Program

HRC has designed and is implementing regional flash flood guidance early warning systems globally with its partners, the World Meteorological Organization, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service and the U.S. Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.  The partners have signed a quad-parte Memorandum of Understanding for the “Flash Flood Guidance System... Read More

Integrated Forecast and Reservoir Management (INFORM)

The purpose of the Integrated Forecast and Reservoir Management (INFORM) Project is to demonstrate increased water-use efficiency in Northern California water resources operations through the innovative application of meteorological/climate, hydrologic and decision science.  The project included the development and demonstration of integrated operational methodologies to allow the utilization of climate and hydrologic forecasts and associated... Read More

A Comparison of Precipitation Downscaling Procedures to Guide Studies of Climate Change Impacts on Flooding and Water Resources

This was a collaborative project with Dr. Eve Halper from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Phoenix Area Office. The project was funded by the Reclamation Science and Technology Grant Program under a cooperative agreement between HRC and the Reclamation Lower Colorado Region (Agreement # R16AC00024). In recent years, Reclamation and other agencies have been engaged... Read More

Viet Nam Operational and Analysis Flash Flood Guidance Systems

HRC implemented its Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) technology for the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change (IMHEN) in Hanoi, Viet Nam.  HRC adapted the Flash Flood Guidance System) to support flash flood warnings in Viet Nam.  The systems were adapted for the specific operational conditions in Viet Nam and were applied with... Read More

South Africa Flash Flood Guidance System

HRC implemented its Flash Flood Guidance System for the South African Weather Service (SAWS) covering critical flash flood areas in the Republic of South Africa (RSA).  The System, known as the South Africa Flash Flood Guidance (SAFFG) system is the same as implemented in other parts of the world with refinements added for SAWS needs... Read More

Oman Flash Flood Guidance System

HRC implemented its Flash Flood Guidance System for the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM), Sultanate of Oman.  The System, known as the OMAN Flash Flood Guidance (OMANFFG) system is the same as implemented in other parts of the world with refinements added for DGM needs and requirements with a purpose... Read More

Reducing Urban Disaster Risk in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Under a subaward with GOAL Honduras, the Hydrologic Research Center is providing technical assistance to a program entitled A Neighborhood Approach to Reduce Urban Disaster Risk in Three High Risk Neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa, Honduras”.  The HRC  tasks are designed to provide tailoring and calibration of numerical models for landslide assessment and for flood analysis with the local... Read More

Water Management Services for the Panama Canal Authority

An integrated hydrometeorological system was designed and implemented by HRC for the utilization of data from various sensors in the 3,300 km2 Panama Canal Watershed for the purpose of producing real-time, spatially distributed, mean areal rainfall estimates, and rainfall and flow forecasts. These forecasts are used by the ACP (Autoridad de Canal de Panama –... Read More

Predicting Flash Floods and Their Risk in a Dry Climate

Flash floods are among the most destructive natural disasters; however, limited research has been devoted to their study in dry climate regimes. This project’s objective was to study the hydrologic, meteorological and related geomorphologic aspects of flash floods in the dry climate region of Israel and to understand the capability of hydrometeorological modeling to reliably... Read More

Sensitivity Analysis Assessing the Impact of Gabion Dams and Vegetation on Flood Flows in the Ravine Millett in Haiti

As a follow-up to the  project “Evaluate the Effectiveness of Check Dams in the Millet and Brise Tout Ravines in Haiti Using Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling”, HRC used the methodologies and models developed and applied for the previous Ravine Millet study, conduct a sensitivity analysis to quantify the downstream flood impact of the size and location of gabion dams... Read More