METWARN: COOPERATIVE FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

Teste' Huse
National Weather Service Forecast Office
Rapid City, South Dakota

 

 

Ralph Teller
U.S. Geological Survey District Office
Rapid City, South Dakota

 

 

Park Owens
Rapid City - Pennington County Emergency Management
Rapid City, South Dakota

 

 

ABSTRACT

 I. BACKGROUND

 II. INTRODUCTION

 III. PROBLEM STATEMENT

 IV. OBJECTIVES

 V. APPROACH

A. Manual versus Automatic

B. ALERT Systems

 

TABLE 1

 

 

Projected Increase in Flood Warning Time Provided by ALERT for a Major Flood Event

 

 

Warning Time in Hrs: Min


Flood Hazard Location
Without ALERT With ALERT Net Gain
South Canyon at Nemo Road 1:00 1:15 0:15
Cleghorn Canyon Crossing 0:10 1:55 1:45
Dark Canyon from Victoria Creek 0:00 2:55 2:55
Battle Creek at Kemp Camp 0:20 1:00 0:40
Battle Creek at Keystone 0:25 0:50 0:25
Grizzly Bear Creek near Campground 1:30 3:10 1:40
Grizzly Bear Creek at Keystone 1:10 2:20 3:20

C. DCP's and Satellite Telementry

VI. MANAGEMENT

A. USGS

B. NWS

C. RC-PC Emergency Management

VII. GAGE SITES

Figure 1. Location of the MetWarn Stations.

VIII. SYSTEM COMPONENTS

A. Field Equipment

B, Data Transmission

IX. FUNDING

X. CONCLUSION

 XI. REFERENCES

Association of State Flood plain Managers, 1996: Using Multi-Objective Management to Reduce Flood Losses in Your Watershed. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 58pp.

DOC, NOAA, NWS, 1997: Automated Local Flood Warning Systems Handbook, WSHH#2. National Weather Service, Office of Hydrology, Silver Spring, MD, 74pp.

DOD, DOA, USACE, 1994: Pennington County, South Dakota ALERT Flood Warning System. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 153pp.

Hydrology Subcommittee of the Federal Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Data, 1985: Guidelines on Community Local Flood Warning and Response Systems, 104pp.

Owen, James H., 1980: Flood Warning System: Does Your Community Need One? DOC, NOAA, NWS, Palo Alto, CA, 16pp.

 


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