January 2023 Luncheon

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 11:30 AM - Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 01:00 PM

The High-Definition Flood Inundation Map for the August 2016 Flood for the Amite River Basin

The HD-FIM is a “state-of-the-art” and “first-in-the-nation” high-resolution/high-accuracy, interactive raster map for a major regional flood. The presentation will describe the advanced methods employed to create the HD-FIM. The project was sponsored by the Amite River Basin Commission.


Bob Jacobsen

Bob holds two master’s degrees from LSU concentrating in Environmental Policy and Environmental Engineering.  He has worked in hydrological risk—environmental and flood—for 40 years specializing in advanced studies of the complex challenges facing south Louisiana.  Bob served as a consultant on storm surge hazard analysis and risk reduction to the SLFPA-E and CPRA during the post-Katrina construction of the HSDRRS and as a flood risk consultant to the Amite River Basin Commission for close to twenty years.  In 2022 he authored a two-part article on Property-Specific Flood Re$iliency, for the LOUISIANA CIVIL ENGINEER.  He is a past-president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge Branch and the Louisiana Section.


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