How is river flooding incorporated in the Flood Model?

Learn about river flooding and how it is incorporated in the Flood Model.

Definition

River flooding, also known as fluvial flooding, occurs when a river overspills its banks after there has been an increase of water volume in the river channel. 

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Riverine flooding  

In Flood Factor 

River flooding is incorporated directly into the First Street Foundation Flood Model through an analysis of historical water level readings from river gauges and their interaction with the surrounding elevation levels.

 

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