Matt Riggs, GISP, CFM
The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Levees and non-levee embankments effects on stream storage capacity and increased downstream flooding is an important issue for all Indiana communities. Using a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Silver Jackets put together a project research team to focus on this initiative.
So far, the State has collected data on non-levee embankments for 82 of Indiana’s 92 counties. This project was made possible by an existing Statewide LiDAR dataset, combined with access to a high-speed supercomputer at Indiana.