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Flood Modeling of Musimusi River in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Author(s): George R. Puno, Rose Angelica L. Amper

Published: 07 Oct 2019
Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences,


Flood modeling is one of the recognized effective means of assessing the flood risk to people and property. In this study, the concept of flood modeling is applied in Musimusi river at Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. Using the Hydrologic Modeling System (HMS) and River Analysis System (RAS) of the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), hydrologic and hydraulic models were developed to conduct simulations on the rainfall-runoff and flood inundation processes. Data from the Typhoon Seniang event was used as main input for the calibration of basin model and consequently validated using quantitative statistics. Further simulations on specific return periods using historical data from PAG-ASA were conducted using the calibrated model. River flow hydraulics was performed through unsteady flow analysis reconstructing the Typhoon Seniang event and constructing the 5-year, 25-year and 100-year return period scenarios, spatially illustrating flood inundations on the floodplain of Musimusi. Results of this research revealed successful simulation of flood scenarios indicating applicability of both developed HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS models. Moreover, with the integration of high resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM), modeling is significant towards consequent development of highly precise and detailed flood hazard maps helpful especially to local governing units for the total improvement of disaster risk reduction strategies.

Keyword(s): flood modeling flood hazard map HEC-HMS HEC-RAS

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