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 currently under development and new maps are 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 (dsnanayakkaramunasinghe@crimson.ua.edu) (formerly Bradford Bates and James Misfeldt ).

Flood inundation maps are listed on the map side panel  Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.58.36 PM  and at the table below.  

Flood layer properties and download links* will be listed once a layer is selected from the side panel or 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.

River Name State Year Date Platform Mapped Inundation Area (sq km) Source* Shapefile Download
St Francis River MO 2017 05/04/2017 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 32.9 DFO Download
Maquoketa River IA 2016 09/26/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 59.5 DFO Download
Redwood River MN 2010 10/01/2010 30m Landsat 5 TM 55.2 SDML Download
Wapsipinicon River IA 2016 09/26/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 154.8 DFO Download
Minnesota River MN 2010 10/01/2010 30m Landsat 5 TM 261.9 SDML Download
Trempealeau River WI 2010 09/26/2010 30m Landsat 5 TM 37.8 SDML Download
Red River ND 1997 04/18/1997 30m Landsat 5 TM 2121.2 SDML Download
Sacramento River CA 2017 02/20/2017 30m Landsat 8 OLI 2341.4 SDML Download
Pea River AL 2016 01/04/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 61 SDML Download
Jamuna River International 2017 07/14/2017 10m Sentinel-2 3118 SDML Download
Mississippi River TN 2011 05/10/2011 30m Landsat 5 TM 6612.5 SDML Download
Black River AR 2017 05/10/2017 30m Landsat 8 OLI 506 SDML Download
Brazos River TX 2016 05/28/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 48.7 SDML Download
Spring Creek TX 2016 05/28/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 57.1 SDML Download
Washita River OK 2015 05/29/2015 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 43.9 SDML Download
Brazos River TX 2016 05/30/2016 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 214.9 SDML Download
San Jacinto River TX 2016 05/30/2016 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 94.7 SDML Download
Black River AR 2017 05/04/2017 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 269.8 DFO Download
Cache River AR 2017 05/04/2017 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 91.8 DFO Download
Willow Creek TX 2016 05/28/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 15.7 SDML Download
Holmes Creek FL 2016 01/04/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 27.1 SDML Download
Iowa River IA 2016 09/26/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 136.4 DFO Download
Cedar River IA 2016 09/26/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 233.1 DFO Download
Ashley River SC 2016 10/13/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 239.9 SDML Download
Wisconsin River WI 2010 09/26/2010 30m Landsat 5 TM 328.7 SDML Download
Cooper River SC 2016 10/13/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 395.5 SDML Download
Tar River NC 2016 10/15/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 485.8 SDML Download
Mississippi River IA 2016 09/26/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 446.1 DFO Download
Choctawhatchee River AL/FL 2016 01/04/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 562.9 SDML Download
Lumber River NC/SC 2016 10/13/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 587.1 SDML Download
Mississippi River MN 2010 10/03/2010 30m Landsat 5 TM 783.6 SDML Download
Mississippi River MO 2017 05/10/2017 30m Landsat 8 OLI 1129.6 SDML Download
Neuse River NC 2016 10/15/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 281.4 SDML Download
Canadian River OK 2015 06/17/2015 30m Landsat 8 OLI 40.4 DFO Download
Black River SC 2016 10/13/2016 30m Landsat 8 OLI 253.9 SDML Download
Mississippi River MO 2017 05/04/2017 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 68.4 DFO Download
Castor River MO 2017 05/04/2017 10m Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 44.9 DFO Download
Pascagoula River MS 2011 03/17/2011 30m Landsat 7 ETM plus 804.2 SDML Download
Rio Grande River TX 2010 07/14/2010 30m Landsat 7 ETM plus 1106 SDML Download
Rio Grande River TX 2010 07/23/2010 30m Landsat 7 ETM plus 378.2 SDML Download
Rio Grande River TX 2010 09/25/2010 30m Landsat 7 ETM plus 952.9 SDML Download
Mississippi River LA 2016 08/16/2016 Earth-Observing 1 ALI 96.8 DFO Download

* 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.”