Whitepaper

Successfully Overcoming Big Data and Analysis Challenges for the California Central Valley Hydrology Study

As demands on analysis to support flood risk management decision making have grown, we have taken advantage of advances in information technology in innovative and creative ways. In this white paper we describe the strategy employed to manage the “big data, big analysis” challenge of developing flood-frequency information and typical flood hydrographs for more than 200 locations in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River basins, as well as strategies for applying the resulting “big information” for flood risk management alternatives analysis.

California Central Valley Hydrology Study