Analysing flood reduction measures in Ross Valley

Using coupled hydraulic modelling of unsteady flow to prevent severe flood events.

The Corte Madera Creek watershed, also named the Ross Valley watershed, is located about 20 km north of San Francisco in California. Due to its location, the area is naturally prone to flooding. Stetson Engineers analysed alternatives for reducing flood damage in the area. For this purpose, they chose to apply MIKE by DHI hydraulic modelling tools to simulate the flood events and to create floodplain mapping for education of the surrounding community.