Flood Warning & Forecasting

WEST has conducted thousands of floodplain analyses, flood forecasting, and delineation projects, including over 100 dam and levee breach analyses, the majority of which required the preparation of inundation maps.  WEST offers a team experienced with defining flood hazards, assessing risks and consequences, identifying appropriate flood warning technology, defining associated costs, and recommending necessary and viable flood warning improvements.  WEST personnel have designed, developed, and implemented flood warning systems throughout the U.S. and around the world and include leaders of the National Hydrologic Warning Council.  WEST personnel are experienced in developing flood warning systems that include publicly accessible, internet-based flood data collection, display, and information distribution systems.  WEST has recently completed flood warning systems for Lewis County, Washington; the City of San Diego, California; and the City of Salem, Oregon.

WEST’s Flood Warning and Forecasting services include:

  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Model Development, Calibration, & Validation
  • Map Atlases & Consequence Assessment Reports
  • Flood Insurance Studies & Restudies
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Consequence Assessments
  • Flood Warning System Planning & Development
  • Meteorologic & Flow Monitoring System Planning, Construction & Operation
  • Real-time Floodplain Mapping
  • RTS/CWMS Implementation
  • Training & Support

Partial Client List

  • City of Salem, OR
  • Los Angeles County Public Works, CA
  • Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority, WA
  • City of Roseville, OR
  • San Diego County, CA
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