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Area Researchers Want To Implement A New Flood Warning System For Greater Houston

Members of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium want to use real-time data to make flood-prevention decisions faster.

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Houston researchers want to create a more technologically advanced, real-time flood alert system for Greater Houston.

They want to use the system for 22 different watersheds in Harris County so that emergency services and personnel could quickly be deployed to prevent flood damages.

The project is being championed by a consortium of area researchers. We learn more about how the system would work and what it would take to implement from two of them: Christof Spieler of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium and Antonia Sebastian, a postdoctoral researcher at Rice University’s SSPEED Center.