Announcing Plans to develop the Floodzilla Citizen Hydrologist Project
Living with floods in the Snoqualmie Valley is a way of live for those who live and work and farm here, but the floods seem to come faster and seem less predictable.
In response, the SVPA is working on a tool to make it easier to track what’s happening while it’s happening, and also to collect data to gain insight on how flooding is changing.
A small team of dedicated members of the valley community, lead by Floodzilla author Geary Eppley, is working to deploy a beta/prototype by flood season in the Fall of 2016.
The tool would allow users to upload observations into a map, and allow others to view it real time. Observations such as water levels, road closures, and flood damage would be loaded by users and stored over time. Users could check in to see what is happening upstream, which is especially useful for individuals needing to prepare for floods. We are also working on a remote sensor that can track water levels automatically.
Check back for more updates on this exciting project.
Email Cynthia Krass at firstname.lastname@example.org or Geary Eppley at email@example.com with any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!