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Centralizing resources - Delaware Sea Grant researchers develop infrastructure to house flood, high water mark data

University of Delaware researchers in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment are developing a centralized database and website to capture flood data in an effort to better understand and document the extent and severity of flooding in Delaware. In particular, the research team is focusing on data related to high water marks (HWM), the maximum level reached by the sea at high tide, or by a lake or river at its highest stand.

Development of a High Water Mark Database and Display System for Coastal Flooding Events in Delaware

Water over the road at Bethany Beach, DE
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DGS is building a database and web distribution system to collect, manage, and display high water marks (HWMs) that are observed throughout Delaware as a result of flooding events. Historical peak water levels can be extracted for past storms or for a selected geographic area. Development is being done in partnership with the Office of the Delaware State Climatologist, the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) and the Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Center (DEMAC).