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Media Advisory: Mapping a Flood…Before it Happens
New Tool Will Help Save Lives and Property
Released: 2/21/2012 12:00:00 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
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Reston, VA 20192
Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: (650) 329-4006

MENLO PARK, Calif. — The U.S. Geological Survey and National Weather Service have developed the new FloodPath mapping system which allows scientists to produce maps of tomorrow's floods today – up to 3 days in advance of rising floodwaters. These new maps, combining topography and weather forecasts, detail imminent floods’ location, depth, and duration. The FloodPath mapping system allows emergency responders, property owners and business, among others, to better prevent human and economic damage and loss. Come join the lecture to hear about this incredible new technology.

Who: Marijke van Heeswijk, USGS Hydrologist

What: Lecture on the new USGS FloodPath warning system

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012
12:00 noon —Lecture preview for USGS employees and reporters
7:00 p.m. —Public lecture (also available, streaming over the Internet)

Where: U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

More Information and Directions: USGS Evening Public Lecture Series
Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map

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