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Houston Public Media Interviews IE Department Chair Developing Floodwater Sensors

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Natalie Thayer
New flood warning gate on Houston Ave. Image from Houston Public Media.

The city of Houston is implementing a new measure to protect drivers from flash flooding on roads. Crews from the city’s Street and Drainage Division are nearly done installing Houston’s first ever electronic gates at the flood-prone underpass on Houston Avenue at Memorial Drive. The city plans to install gates at a total of 27 underpasses as the project unfolds. 

Dave Fehling, Energy and Environment reporter for Houston Public Media, interviewed the Cullen College’s Industrial Engineering department chair Gino Lim about his involvement with the project. Lim has developed a web-based system that uses sensors to detect water levels across Harris county. The data collected by these sensors can be displayed on online traffic maps to allow viewers to see real time changes in floodwater levels.

Read the full story at Houston Public Media.

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