– this post authored by Laurel DiSilvestro
We have all seen the dramatic pictures of destruction and loss after a devastating flood event. Usually, the scene is depicted as a sea of water inundating broad areas of a geographic region, impacting communities and homes. However, what we usually don’t understand from these images is the significant regional variations of water depth. This is one of the key indicators of contents and building damage, and therefore integral to understanding flood modeling.