Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is no stranger to flood risk. About 5% of the county’s land comes in contact with the floodplain, and about 2,900 habitable and secondary structures are located within the floodplain. That’s why they’ve developed the Flood Information Notification System (FINS) – a real-time storm tracking network that is cooperatively supported with the U.S. Geological Survey and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services.
Join us as AEM sits down with representatives from Mecklenburg County to learn more about the FINS system and how the county is using that system to support emergency responders with real-time data during flood events. We’ll also look at how the county is using some of the same underlying technology to better monitor and manage water quality in its streams and lakes.