Real-Time Monitoring and Flood Forecasting in Harris County, Texas

by W. A. Evans, Harris County Flood Control, District, Engineering & Right-of-Way Service, Houston, TX, USA,
David C. Curtis, Harris County Flood Control, District, Engineering & Right-of-Way Service, Houston, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: A new automated flood warning system is now serving the 2,700,000 residents of Houston, Harris County, Texas. Real-time rainfall and river level data from more than 90 sensors are automatically transmitted to a microcomputer at the Harris County Flood Control District Offices (HCFCD). Stream status and crest predictions are made available to flood prone citizens in the flat coastal plains of Harris County, covering more than 20 watersheds and 1,740 square miles.

Subject Headings: Forecasting | Floods | Flood plains | Hydrologic data | Disaster warning systems | Rivers and streams | Automation | Power transmission | Probe instruments | North America | Texas | United States | Houston (Texas)

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