Completed 2009.

Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The goal of this HAZUS flood model validation project was to assess the horizontal and vertical (flood depth) accuracy of the HAZUS-generated floodplain boundary. To perform this assessment, ASFPM used the HAZUS-MH flood model and boundary delineation outputs and compared against detailed floodplain studies for three pilot areas, which included the following:

  • Roan Gully and Willow Creek, Harris County, TX
  • Doby Creek and Mallard Creek, Mecklenburg County, NC
  • Open and Bay Coastlines, Suffolk County, NY

HAZUS Flood Model Validation