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Federal flood mapping framework

Source(s):  Government of Canada

The purpose of this document is to introduce the Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series documents and to provide a framework for how each fits into the overall flood mapping life cycle. Specifically, this document will provide a brief history of past and present flood mapping efforts in Canada, a brief summary of flood mapping roles and responsibilities, vision and principles for flood mapping guidance, and an overview of the contents of the suite of documents that make up the Federal Flood Mapping Guidelines Series. Together, these documents provide details on technical aspects of the following flood mapping related activities:

  • Hydrologic and hydraulic investigation
  • Flood mapping
  • Risk assessment
  • Estimating the effects of climate change forecasting on flood modelling
  • LiDAR data acquisition
  • Land use planning.  



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  • Federal flood mapping framework
  • Publication date 2018
  • Number of pages 28 p.

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