Hi InVEST community,
This is my first time trying to use the InVEST model and I’m hoping to use the Urban Flood Risk Mitigation model to look at mitigating flood risk in portions of Wisconsin’s Driftless region. My question: Is there a way to incorporate topography into the model? The region I’m looking at is characterized by significantly steep hillsides and low-lying valleys. Rain fall on the ridges but the damage is done to the valleys. Is there a way to account for these differences and/or the flow of water?
The region is admittedly not “urban” by any standard, which may not align with the functionality of the model, but I was intrigued by the model and wanted to give it a try anyway!
I appreciate any insight you have!