How NOAA uses R to forecast river flooding.

April 16, 2012

Thanks to the lower-than-usual snowfall over most of the US this past winter, there’s low risk of major flooding as the snow melts this Spring (for the first time in four years!). Nonetheless, being able to forecast river flood events is of critical importance to local emergency managers, water & electric utilities, river navigation companies, and the US Army Corps of Engineers — not to mention residents in flood-prone areas.