Flood Inundation Mapper (FIM) 2019-10-21

Valdosta and Lowndes County spent some money for LiDAR to map flooding extents at various Withlacoochee River water levels. The result is in the USGS Flood Inundation Mapper.

The map starts just below the Skipper Bridge Gauge on the new Skipper Bridge, down to the GA 133 Withlacoochee River Bridge. Too bad they didn’t go about a thousand river feet farther down to the Little River Confluence.

Here are some screenshots at various levels.


Click on any small picture to see a larger one.










Yes, it really did take me a year to finish posting this.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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2 thoughts on “Flood Inundation Mapper (FIM) 2019-10-21

  1. Loretta Tennant Whelpton

    Since the land at the Confluence is privately owned, it does make sense to me that Valdosta and Lowndes Co would not spend taxpayer money to go any further south, sponsoring this very valuable (in all aspects of that term) data set input, public science is at its best, a refresher served cold.

    1. jsq Post author

      Trash down to the Confluence gets into the rivers every time they flood.
      The private land at the Confluence is the proposed site of the Troupville River Park.
      Valdosta and Lowndes County already spent the money for LiDAR
      for all of Lowndes, Cook, and Tift Counties, so having FIM run another mile or two
      would cost next to nothing. -jsq

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