TEXAS WATER SCIENCE CENTER - GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND CYBER INNOVATION BRANCH

Interagency Flood Risk Management and Estimated Base Flood Elevation (estBFE) Viewer

Released: April 2018

Audience: General public, partner agencies, municipalities, water and emergency managers

Base Data: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) base level engineering

Link: https://webapps.usgs.gov/infrm

Information about the Interagency Flood Risk Management (InFRM) Team is now available from their new website.

In 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began sponsorship of the InFRM team initiative to allow Federal teams across the States of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas to better align and integrate. Currently, the InFRM team is comprised of FEMA, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Geological Survey, and the National Weather Service.

The first application released as part of the new InFRM website is the Estimated Base Flood Elevation (estBFE) Viewer. The estBFE viewer allows users to view estimated flood extents then zoom to a particular address to see and print a FEMA Flood Risk Information Report.