The purpose of this project was to conduct data collection, analysis and modeling for a study of the storm surge and wave impacts on land in Harris County around Galveston Bay due to Hurricane Ike in 2008 and effective ways to use breakwater islands to mitigate the effects.
The Stormwater Connection from Rain to Recreation
The stormwater connection from rain to recreation is an interactive web application designed to describe how a variety of land uses interact with stormwater (rain water plus surface water runoff) in and near the Clear Creek and Armand Bayou watersheds. Each stormwater pathway represents unique opportunities for the instillation of stormwater management practices. The integrated Stormwater Connection Data Viewer provides water quality data collected by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) at the inflows and outflows of two stormwater management measures in intuitive, dynamically graphed visualizations. The goal of the application is to educate stakeholders about water quality and the presence, purpose and effects of stormwater management measures in their watersheds.