Flood Impact Support Tool (FIST) User's Manual and Technical Documentation
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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This report describes the Flood Impact Support Tool FIST which has been developed to provide improved decision-support products related to flood impacts. The graphic-based software capability uses a geospatial-based GIS assisted methodology for simulation of flood impacts within designated water resource units WRUs within the Mississippi River floodplain. The FIST automates the flood damage calculation process, executes the flood extent calculation, determines and stores the economic damage estimates to structures, crops, and roads, and provides graphic and tabular products. Flood simulations are based on real or forecast gauge readings on the river. Metadata documentation and data formats are described.
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