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Assessing the Flood Reduction Benefits of On-Road Structures

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

PROJECT NUMBER

TR-792

START DATE

10/13/21

END DATE

02/28/24

FOCUS AREAS

Infrastructure

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board
University of Iowa

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Antonio Arenas Amado

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Larry Weber
Co-Principal Investigator
Marian Muste

Research Engineer

Co-Principal Investigator
Ibrahim Demir

About the research

The goal of this study is to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the flood reduction benefits of existing on-road structures (ORS). This work will be performed in five selected HUC12s in Iowa. To accomplish this objective the research team will use the process-based hydrologic model GHOST to run multi-year continuous simulations using both historic precipitation conditions as well as increased precipitation conditions that represent the projected changes in heavy precipitation by the mid-and late-21st century.

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