ICFM6 - International Conference On Flood Management

Data: 17/09/2014 à 19/09/2014
Local: São Paulo - Brazil

The Warning Flood System in Taquari River Basin (PAP014965)




André Krimse Chagas, Alice Silva de Castilho, Márcia Conceição Rodrigues Pedrollo, Andrea de Oliveira Germano, Patricia Wagner Soterio


Flood forecasting and early warning systems


CPRM ? Brazilian Geologic Survey is operating a warning flood system in Taquari riverbasin, located in eastern region of Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil. This system benefits the populationof these cities: Muçum, Encantado, Roca Sales, Arroio do Meio, Lajeado, Estrela, Cruzeiro do Sul BomRetiro do Sul , Taquari and Venâncio Aires. The basin has 26 thousand Kilometers square, and the riverlevels and precipitation are monitoring in 27 gauges. These stations belong to CPRM, AHSul, ANA andother agencies. The CPRM stations have automatic equipment, with collection and transmission every 15minutes via cell phone, which also has conventional equipment with data collection twice daily at 7am and5pm. This system used the meteorological forecast provided by INPE; CEPTEC and INMET. Hydrologicalforecasting models used are based on flood propagation and transformation of rain in discharge. Theinformation is disseminated in CPRM website http://sace-taquari.cprm.gov.br/sace-taquari/ and sent toMunicipal and State Civil Defense, Cemaden, Cenad and ANA.

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