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Flood-Inundation Mapping for Schoharie Creek at North Blenheim, NY

Dates

Start Date
2018-12-01
End Date
2020-09-30

Summary

Background and Problem Flooding is a ubiquitous problem throughout New York State. The Schoharie Creek has experienced severe floods, including the devastating floods of August 2011 following Hurricane Irene, which severely damaged or destroyed many homes, businesses, roads, and other property within the Schoharie Valley. In North Blenheim, homes, the Blenheim Town Hall, fire hall, and maintenance hall were inundated; road were washed out and the historic covered bridge was destroyed. In addition to the flood of 2011, major floods occurred in April 1987, January 1996, and April 2005. Before and during a flood, forewarning and emergency response are critical to minimizing loss of life and property. The rescue efforts of emergency [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Elizabeth A Nystrom
CMS Group :
New York Water Science Center

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valueFlooding is a ubiquitous problem throughout New York State. The Schoharie Creek has experienced severe floods, including the devastating floods of August 2011 following Hurricane Irene, which severely damaged or destroyed many homes, businesses, roads, and other property within the Schoharie Valley. The objective of this project is to create a library of flood-inundation maps at incremental stream stages for Schoharie Creek at North Blenheim using streamgage 01350212, Schoharie Creek near North Blenheim. By referring to inundation maps for a given stage, emergency responders and property owners can immediately obtain a picture of the extent and severity of a flood and make plans for near-future changes in flood levels.
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productDescriptionA scientific investigations report (online-only) explaining the methods used and containing a series of flood-inundation maps will be produced in PDF format. Inundation maps will be displayed on the USGS flood-mapping website and available through the interactive flood mapper.
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Approximate study reach for flood-inundation mapping, North Blenheim, NY
Approximate study reach for flood-inundation mapping, North Blenheim, NY

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Water Resources Mission Area
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  • Blenheim Inundation Maps

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