Adaptive flood forecasting for small catchment areas

Authors Reinhard Stumptner
Bernhard Freudenthaler
Editors A. Quesada-Arencibia et al.
Title Adaptive flood forecasting for small catchment areas
Booktitle EUROCAST 2015 Computer Aided Systems Theory Extended Abstracts
Type misc
Mark Extended Abstracts
Month February
Year 2015
Pages 63-64
SCCH ID# 1470

There are several sophisticated flood forecasting systems for large rivers like Danube, Rhine or Main. Thereby, hydrological models are built by experts defined for a particular catchment area. But, large rivers generally have a larger warning time than small ones [1], which has to be considered when designing a flood forecasting system.

The water gauge of small rivers can rise rapidly and dams as well as retention basins are sparsely available. Flood forecasting models for such small rivers are normally not available because the development of a flood forecasting system for each small river is too expensive.

Therefore, within the project INDYCOa prototypical flood forecasting system has been developed for small catchment areas. The INDYCO project provides an innovative approach based on dynamic workflows and integration as well as interpretation of sensor data in the frame of disaster management (for more information, see [2]).