U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildfire Flood Risk Management R&D
Date: February 10, 2021 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Ian E. Floyd, Principal Investigator, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Moderator: Mike Pampalone, Senior Vice President, Homeland Security and National Resilience, ICF
This presentation will discuss wildfire effects to U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) flood risk management and emergency management missions and demonstrate recently developed USACE modeling capabilities for predicting post-wildfire flood risk. This R&D is focused on better understanding and predicting post-wildfire flood and debris flow events. This research is conducted in partnership with the USACE Institute for Water Resources, Hydrologic Engineering Center (IWR-HEC), and with all districts within both USACE South Pacific Division (USACE-SPD) and USACE Northwest Division (USACE-NWD). With the goal of developing, (a) fast but reliable methods to assess post-wildfire flood risk, and (b) quantitative methods to predict changes in stream flow and sediment runoff processes following wildfires for planning and designing of flood and debris flow control measures.