WMS:Flood Barrier

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A flood barrier coverage represents natural or artificial barriers that are not represented explicitly in the elevations of a TIN. The floodplain delineation process can then use these barriers while interpolating water surface elevations across a TIN surface. The resultant flood depth will be closer to reality rather than a mere interpolation. For example, an embankment or a road is not always represented in a TIN.

Create Flood Barrier Coverage

This option allows incorporating flood barriers through a coverage representing natural or artificial barriers that are not represented explicitly in the elevations of a TIN. The floodplain delineation process considers these barriers during water level interpolation. The resulting flood depth will be closer to reality, rather than a mere interpolation. For example, an embankment or a road is not always represented in a DTM. In order to delineate a floodplain properly, these barriers must be considered in a hydraulic model as well as in the floodplain delineation process. This option not only incorporates such existing barriers in the process, it also provides the flexibility so that they can be considered proposed structures and evaluate the “what if” scenarios.

Note: This is not equivalent to actually running a hydraulic model with the "proposed" embankment or structure, but will limit the floodplain delineation from proceeding beyond, or at least force calculated flow paths to go around.

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