Inundation Mapping for the Pascagoula River Basin
The City of McLain, Mississippi has experience increased flooding from the Leaf River over the last 10 years. Inundation mapping is one tool that can aid the community with understanding areas impacted the most from flooding for different river stages. New culverts with gates under Highway 98 at McLain are under design/review by the Mississippi Department of Transportation will be included in the modeling effort to determine impacts from opened or closed gates during flood events. The study is scheduled to be completed summer 2022.
2D Inundation Mapping for the Lower Pascagoula Basin
Inundation maps from heavy rainfall events for the lower 10 counties of the Pascagoula River Basin are under development. When heavy rainfall events are forecasted, inundation mapping using updated LiDAR can assist the counties with evacuation routes and staging organizations to provide relief to communities. Study is scheduled to be completed December 2022.