Estimating a BFE with Quantum GIS – Instructions for estimating a cross section profile and stream flow for use in estimating a Base Flood Elevation with Quick-2 or HEC-RAS

GIS Data for Floodplain Management

Flow Accumulation Grid from the National Hydrology Dataset (NHDPlus) for the state of West Virginia.

WV Hydrology Shapefiles include stream lines, watersheds, and a state outline.

GIS Software for Floodplain Management

Quantum GIS – a powerful Open Source GIS program.

National Streamflow Statistics – USGS software to estimate stream flows and return periods

FEMA Quick-2 – software for simple calculations of water elevations given a cross section and stream flow

HEC-RAS – hydraulic software developed by US Army Corps of Engineers