Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
22 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 22 Nov 2018

Inundation mapping based on reach-scale effective geometry

Cédric Rebolho, Vazken Andréassian, and Nicolas Le Moine

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Inundation models are useful for hazard management and prevention. They are traditionally based on hydraulic partial differential equations (with satisfying results but large data and computational requirements). This study presents a simplified approach combining reach-scale geometric properties with steady uniform flow equations. The model shows promising results overall, although difficulties persist in the most complex urbanised reaches.