Free Public Lecture:
The New USGS FloodPath Early Warning System
Hydrologist Marijke van Heeswijk speaks.
Historically, floods have been the most destructive natural hazards in the nation. The USGS and the National Weather Service have developed an early warning system that produces online maps of tomorrow’s floods today.
The new USGS FloodPath system maps a forecast flood three days before it happens, showing when and where floodwaters will be an the likely water depths.
The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are free and are intended for a general audience. Speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar to those not having a background or familiarity with the material.
Lectures are held on the USGS Menlo Park Science Center campus in Building 3, 2nd floor conference room A, Menlo Park 94025. Go to http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/ for a map of the campus.