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HEC-RAS Flood Modeling...What is it?

Posted by Michael Ellis on Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The name itself, is an acronym that stands for the Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System. It is a computer program developed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that models the hydraulics of water flow through natural rivers and other channels. 

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Tags: floodplain maps, flood management, Wessler, Mapping, FEMA, Flood Modeling

Are your floodplain maps accurate?

Posted by Mary Atkins on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

We had homes along Beech Creek we felt should be removed from the floodplain. We were hoping our engineer [Wessler] could make a strong case to have the area revised by FEMA and give these homeowners a chance to be exempt from having to carry costly flood insurance.” -Brad Meriwether, Director of Public Works and MS4 Operator, City of Beech Grove

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Tags: floodplain maps, flood maps, flood management

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