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NOAA - Assess Flood Risk of Roads and Airports

Partner
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Challenge Questions
What regional infrastructure (roads, utilities, airports, etc.) is most at risk of flooding due to sea level rise, storm surge, or river flooding?

Data
Various climate-related datasets

Datasets:
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.html
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/est/
http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php
http://nationalmap.gov/
http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=767&t=3
http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html

Impact
Flood damage has increased in the United States, despite local efforts and federal encouragement to mitigate flood hazards and regulate development in flood-prone areas. To help researchers and policy makers assess national progress in reducing vulnerability to flood hazards, reasonably accurate assessments of flood damage risk are urgently needed. Your team can help determine the infrastructure projects that are most needed across the country due to flood damage risk.

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