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Flood-Inundation Grids and Shapefiles for the Lower Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington and North Stonington, Connecticut

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-01-01
End Date
2017-10-01

Citation

Bent, G.C., and Lombard, P.J., 2018, Flood-Inundation Grids and Shapefiles for the Lower Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington and North Stonington, Connecticut: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7610Z80.

Summary

A series of 11 digital flood-inundation maps were developed for a 5.5 mile reach of the lower Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island and Stonington and North Stonington, Connecticut by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development. The coverage of the maps extends from downstream from the Ashaway River inflow at the Westerly, Rhode Island and North Stonington, Connecticut State border to about 500 feet (ft) downstream of the U.S. Route 1/Broad Street bridge on the state border between Westerly, Rhode Island and Stonington, Connecticut. A hydraulic model was used to compute water-surface profiles for 11 flood stages at 1-ft intervals [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Gardner C Bent
Originator :
Gardner C Bent, Pamela J Lombard
Metadata Contact :
Pamela J Lombard
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
New England Water Science Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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PawcatuckRI_grids.zip 43.19 MB
PawcatuckRI_shapefiles.zip 2.49 MB
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Purpose

The availability of flood-inundation maps referenced to current and forecasted water levels at the U.S. Geological Survey Pawcatuck River at Westerly, Rhode Island streamgage (01118500) can provide emergency management personnel and residents with information that is critical for flood response activities such as evacuations and road closures, and postflood recovery efforts. The flood-inundation maps are nonregulatory, but provide Federal, State, and local agencies and the public with estimates of the potential extent of flooding during flood events.

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