USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science
FIM Toolbox Overview
The FIM Toolbox contains a comprehensive information on the Flood Inundation Mapping program, including how to develop a flood inundation map library. Resources include process documents, scientific and technical requirements, forms and templates, outreach and educational materials, and contact information. The FIM Toolbox is updated as new resources become available.
It is the policy of the USGS to publish only those flood inundation maps that meet USGS standards: all FIM Libraries must be adequately documented, peer-reviewed, meet USGS standards, and be referenced to an active USGS streamgage.
There are two different USGS approved FIM library processes:
Here are some helpful documents that may help illustrate the process and requirements of creating a flood inundation library:
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