Flooding Dynamic Modeling for Optimized Planning of CORE MPO Transportation Infrastructure Systems

Climate Change in coastal regions presents a major threat for the regional transportation network. Extreme weather events are increasing, threatening the Savannah region’s road network, rail, canals, greenways, and other infrastructure.

Understanding this, the study will serve as a critical document for decision-planning on flood risk management, operational response, and resilience planning for the Savannah region.

This study kicked off in August 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2023.

Steering Committee & Stakeholder Meetings
CORE MPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meeting Oct 20, 2022 Presentation
Steering Committee Meeting Apr 20, 2023 Presentation
Stakeholder Meeting Date TBD
Community Meeting Date TBD
Meeting to present project deliverables Aug 2023

Project documents and links to models will be posted here as they become available.

  • Compound Flooding Research & Modeling
    • Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)
    • Hydrographs at select locations within the stormwater infrastructure
  • Social Vulnerability Metrics
    • Technical memorandum summarizing the process and findings
  • Road Prioritization Metrics
    • Technical memorandum outlining best practices
  • Road Vulnerability Assessment
    • An online vulnerability analysis map identifying transportation networks and communities most likely to be impacted by sea-level rise and other climate impacts
    • GIS ModelBuilder
  • Financial Stewardship
    • Technical memorandum outlining funding opportunities for the CORE MPO planning area
  • Resiliency Planning
    • Technical memorandum outlining next steps and process for updating design standards, the design review process, and capital improvement project design procedures at the County and local levels