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U.S. Flood Inundation Mapping Repository (USFIMR)

See the Global Flood Inundation Map Repository (GloFIMR) portal (based on Google Maps) here. GloFIMR includes the USFIMR maps.

The USFIMR project commenced in August 2016 with funding from NOAA. The project’s main goal is to provide high-resolution inundation extent maps of past U.S. flood events to be used by scientists and practitioners for model calibration and flood susceptibility evaluation. The maps are based on analysis of Remote Sensing imagery from a number of Satellite sensors (e.g. Landsat, Sentinel-1) with some ground proofing based on secondary sources (e.g. news reports, social media). The maps are accessible via the online map repository below. The repository is actively updated with new maps added on a weekly basis.

For information, requests and data contribution contact the project PI: Dr. Sagy Cohen (sagy.cohen@ua.edu) or Lead Developers: Dinuke Munasinghe and Austin Raney
(formerly Bradford Bates and James Misfeldt ).

Flood inundation maps are found via the search box and listed in the table below.

Flood layer properties and download links* will be listed once a layer is selected by clicking on its polygon within the map.

*Download links will not work when using Safari web browser

The dataset can also be accessed directly via Google Maps, ArcGIS Online or through the SDML Datasets Portal.

Download the entire USFIMR in Shapefile format.

  Sortable list of flood events available at the repository

River Name State Year Date Platform Mapped Inundation Area (sq km) Source* Shapefile Download
San Jacinto Texas 2016 May 30 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 94.7 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Texas/05302016_San_Jacinto_River_at_Porter_TX.zip" label="Download" color="light"]
Brazos (near Hempstead) Texas 2016 May 28 30m Landsat 8 OLI 48.7 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Texas/05282016_Brazos_River_near_Hempstead_TX.zip" label="Download" color="light"]
Brazos (near Richmond) Texas 2016 May 30 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 214.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Texas/05302016_Brazos_River_at_Richmond_TX.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Maquoketa Iowa 2016 Sep 26 30m Landsat 8 OLI 59.5 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Iowa/09262016_Maquoketa_River_at_Manchester_IA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Cedar Iowa 2016 Sep 26 30m Landsat 8 OLI 233.1 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Iowa/09262016_Cedar_River_at_Vinton_IA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Wapsipinicon Iowa 2016 Sep 26 30m Landsat 8 OLI 154.8 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Iowa/09262016_Wapsipinicon_River_at_Independence_IA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Mississippi Iowa 2016 Sep 26 30m Landsat 8 OLI 533.33 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Iowa/09262016_Mississippi_River_at_Clinton_IA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Washita Oklahoma 2015 May 29 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 43.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Oklahoma/05292015_Washita_River_at_Anadarko_OK.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Iowa Iowa 2016 Sep 26 30m Landsat 8 OLI 136.4 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Iowa/09262016_Iowa_River_at_Belle_Plaine_IA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Lumber & Little Pee Dee N/S Carolina 2016 Oct 13 30m Landsat 8 OLI 587.1 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Carolinas/10132016_Lumber_River_at_Lumberton_NC.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Black (SC) S Carolina 2016 Oct 13 30m Landsat 8 OLI 253.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Carolinas/10132016_Black_River_at_Kingstree_SC.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Willow Creek Texas 2016 May 28 30m Landsat 8 OLI 15.7 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Texas/05282016_Willow_Creek_near_Tomball_TX.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Spring Creek Texas 2016 May 28 30m Landsat 8 OLI 57.1 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Texas/05282016_Spring_Creek_near_Tomball_TX.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Choctawhatchee River Alabama/Florida 2016 Jan 4 30m Landsat 8 OLI 562.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Florida/01042016_Choctawhatchee_River_near_Bellwood_AL.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Pea River Alabama 2016 Jan 4 30m Landsat 8 OLI 61 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Alabama/01042016_Pea_River_near_Samson_AL.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Holmes Creek Florida 2016 Jan 4 30m Landsat 8 OLI 27.1 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Florida/01042016_Holmes_Creek_at_Vernon_FL.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Mississippi River Missouri 2017 May 4 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 68.6 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Missouri/05042017_Mississippi_River_at_Thebes_IL.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Castor River Missouri 2017 May 4 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 44.9 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Missouri/05042017_Castor_River_at_Zalma_MO.zip" label=Download color="light"]
St Francis River Missouri 2017 May 4 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 32.9 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Missouri/05042017_StFrancis_River_at_Wappapello_MO.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Black River (AR) Arkansas 2017 May 4 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 269.9 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Arkansas/05042017_Black_River_near_Corning_AR.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Mississippi River Missouri 2017 May 10 30m Landsat 8 OLI 1131.5 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Missouri/05102017_Mississippi_River_at_Thebes_IL.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Pascagoula River Mississippi 2011 March 17 30m Landsat 7 ETM+ 807.0 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Mississippi/03172011_Pascagoula_River_at_Merrill_MS.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Black River (AR) Arkansas 2017 May 10 30m Landsat 8 OLI 506.1 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Arkansas/05102017_Black_River_near_Pocahontas_AR.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Cache River Arkansas 2017 May 4 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 91.9 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Arkansas/05042017_Cache_River_at_Egypt_AR.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Sacramento Valley California 2017 February 22 30m Landsat 8 OLI 2721.5 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/California/02222017_Sacramento_River_below_Wilkins_Slough_CA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Mississippi River Missouri 2011 May 10 30m Landsat 5 TM 6618.3 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Missouri/05102011_Mississippi_River_at_Thebes_IL.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Canadian River Oklahoma 2016 September 26 30m Landsat 8 OLI 41.1 DFO [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Oklahoma/06172015_Canadian_River_at_Norman_OK.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Tar River North Carolina 2016 October 15 30m Landsat 8 OLI 485.7 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Carolinas/10152016_Tar_River_at_Greenville_NC.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Ashley River South Carolina 2016 October 13 30m Landsat 8 OLI 241.2 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Carolinas/10132016_Ashley_River_near_North_Charleston_SC.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Neuse River North Carolina 2016 October 15 30m Landsat 8 OLI 960.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Carolinas/10152016_Neuse_River_near_Fort_Barnwell_NC.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Cooper River South Carolina 2016 October 13 30m Landsat 8 OLI 399.3 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Carolinas/10132016_Cooper_River_at_Moncks_Corner_SC.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Wisconsin River Wisconsin 2010 September 26 30m Landsat 5 TM 329.0 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Wisconsin/09262010_Wisconsin_River_at_Merrill_WI.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Trempeableau River Wisconsin 2010 September 26 30m Landsat 5 TM 52.5 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Wisconsin/09262010_Trempealeau_River_at_Dodge_WI.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Jamuna River Bangladesh 2017 July 14 10m Sentinel-2 3118.0 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Bangladesh/07142017_Jamuna_River.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Minnesota River Minnesota 2010 October 1 30m Landsat 5 TM 261.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Minnesota/10012010_Minnesota_River_at_Morton_MN.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Mississippi River Minnesota 2010 October 3 30m Landsat 5 TM 783.1 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Minnesota/10032010_Mississippi_River_at_Winona_MN.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Nottoway River Virginia 2004 October 5 30m Landsat 5 TM 259.1 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Virginia/10052004_Nottoway_River_near_Sebrell_VA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Nottoway River Virginia 2008 September 18 30m Landsat 5 TM 199.2 SDML
Red River North Dakota 1997 April 18 30m Landsat 5 TM 2124.0 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/North_Dakota/04181997_Red_River_at_Grand_Forks_ND.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Nottoway River Virginia 2011 September 14 30m Landsat 7 ETM+ 183.0 SDML
Nottoway River Virginia 1996 September 13 30m Landsat 5 TM 150.6 SDML
Nottoway River Virginia 2006 September 9 30m Landsat 5 TM 162.8 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Virginia/09092006_Nottoway_River_near_Sebrell_VA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Nottoway River Virginia 2004 September 19 30m Landsat 5 TM 328.8 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Virginia/09192004_Nottoway_River_near_Sebrell_VA.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Bray's Bayou Texas 2008 September 15 0.5m WorldView-1 0.9 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Texas/09152008_Brays_Bayou_at_Houston_TX.zip" label=Download color="light"]
Redwood River Minnesota 2010 October 1 30m Landsat 5 TM 74.5 SDML [ua_buttons url="ftp://guest:guest@sdml-server.ua.edu/USFIMR/Minnesota/10012010_Redwood_River_near_Redwood_Falls_MN.zip" label=Download color="light"]

* SDML – Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab; DFO – Dartmouth Flood Observatory

“This dataset was developed by the Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab (PI: Sagy Cohen) under a Subaward with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) under Cooperative Agreement No. Z16-23487  with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the PI and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, DOC or UCAR.”

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