Flood Susceptibility Index

Explore flood prone areas in Canada.

Flood Susceptibility Index

This national map of flood susceptibility or flood prone areas is based on patterns of historic flood events as predicted by an ensemble machine learning model.

The recommended use is national, provincial or regional scale and can be used as a guide for identifying areas for further investigation. The Flood Susceptibility Index (FSI) Dataset, while processed and available at 30m cell size, is not recommended for use at the pixel or street level, given the uncertainty in the modelling process and the variability of results as discussed in Prediction and Classification of Flood Susceptibility Based on Historic Record in a Large, Diverse, and Data Sparse Country.

For additional details on the methods, tests, models and datasets used to generate this data layer, please read Accessing the impact of meteorological variables on machine learning flood susceptibility mapping.

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