Project features home assessments for flood risks

Read the full story from the Prairie Research Institute.

Scientists studying and mapping flood hazards have long identified whole neighborhoods that are vulnerable to flooding, but with new data, researchers at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) can specify flood risk for individual homes and businesses.

Using field survey data, ISWS scientist Lisa Graff and colleagues conducted risk assessments that show which structures may flood, the depth of flooding likely for each property, and the expected losses for 120 properties in the city of Ottawa, over 1,500 homes in Peoria County, and 3,000 in Rock Island County.

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