Congratulations to our UL Lafayette researchers with the UL Department of Engineering and the Louisiana Watershed Fl
With severe weather approaching our Acadiana region tonight, check the latest forecasts on rainfall available from the HRRR model. Also, check out beta-version flood forecasts that our Center produces for the pilot Coulee Mine Watreshed in Lafayette. We produce these forecasts using a suite of coupled hydrologic and hydraulic models driven by real-time rainfall forecasts. Our plan is to extend such forecasts over many more watersheds in the region.
18-hour rainfall forecast provided by the HRRR model
Spatial extent of flood inundation over the Coulee Mine Watershed calculated based on a 18-hour forecast window