TABLE 2-1 Information Resources for Decision Making

Base Data


   Political boundaries

   Public land survey system

   Geographic names


   Land ownership/use

   Critical facilities

Scientific Data

   Hydrography/hydrology (surface and subsurface flows and levels)

   Ocean levels and tides


   Geology: rock types/ages/properties/structure

   Meteorology and climatology


   Seismology: active faults, seismicity, seismic wave propagation, ground motion


   Wildlife: habitat, spawning areas, breeding grounds

Engineering Data

   Control structures: locks, dams, levees

   Pump stations

   Building inventories/codes

   Offshore facilities

   Transportation, bridges, tunnels

   Utility infrastructure, pipelines, power lines

   Critical facilities

   Communication systems

Economic Data


   Insurance: holdings, losses


Environmental Data

   Threatened and endangered species

   Hazardous sites

   Water quality

   Critical facilities

Response Data

   Evacuation routes

   Management plans

   Aircraft routes

   Personnel deployment

   Equipment deployment

   Warning system


   Monitoring system

   Loss estimates

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