DEMO Utility: Flash Flood for DuluthStreams
Modeling and visualization of urban stream response to rain events

Clicking the image below will take you to Flash Flood -- a prototype utility that provides interactive simulations of the transport of water, suspended sediments and total phosphorus at 6 stations in Miller Creek spanning most of the stream course. The data were generated via the Miller Creek Stormwater Modeling Project by Jesse Schomberg, Carl Richards and George Host at NRRI-UMD in 1999 (the report is here; more details and results here). With the help of a small seed grant from the Visualization & Digital Imaging Lab (VDIL) at the U. of Minnesota-Duluth in summer/fall 2004, these model data were used as the basis for Flash Flood.

Over the next few months we will add additional interpretive materials. Ideally, similar data sets from other area streams could eventually be imported into the tool if funding was secured. The user should also note that flow predictions were calibrated to measured flows whereas the model values for TSS and TP were not. For more information about Miller Creek and its watershed go to our Miller Creek page.

Run the Flash demoFlash Flood was created by Nick Zlonis of Minnesota Sea Grant at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) using data developed by Jesse Schomberg, also at Sea Grant. George Host, Rich Axler, Gerry Sjerven and Jane Reed at the Natural Resources Research Institute at UMD helped with conceptualization and contextualization.

This work was made possible by a
summer/fall seed grant from the UMD
Visualization & Digital Imaging Lab.