Tyrah Cobb-Davis, 2023

Geography and Environmental Systems (GES)

My research focuses on the overlap of spatial patterns and intensity of local flooding in the city. My project will be exploring where flooding events are likely to occur through the use of 311 reports, local occurrences of intense rainfall, obstructions in storm sewers, and the distribution of impervious cover and forest patches. The purpose of this research is to get a better understanding of urban flooding and to predict where these incidents will occur in the future. I am also really interested in exploring how social equity plays into this and hope to incorporate that into my research as well!
UMBC Mentor: Andy Miller & Matt Baker
Partner Mentors: Kim Grove (Baltimore City Public Works)
Community Stakeholders: Katie Lautar (Baltimore Green Space)