EurekaFacts Collects Data for US Army Corps of Engineers


Commissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, EurekaFacts was tasked with conducting research and analysis to support the development of the USACE Great Lakes Coastal Impact Reporting System (GLCIRS). This research effort supported and guided the development of a comprehensive tracking system/database and reporting system that will capture information on the storm, high water, and low water impact for riparian properties both public and private.



EurekaFacts completed a literature review emphasizing data collection methodologies, investigated data collection best practices for surveys and mobile phone apps, and, based on the information discovered, made survey and mobile phone hosting recommendations. The studies and surveys ranged from a focus on issues at a local level to the national level, included:

A New Crowdsourcing Model to Assess Disaster Using Microblog Data in Typhoon Haiyan 

A Storm Surge Database for the Gulf Coast 

After the Storm: The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World 

Association of State Floodplain Managers – ASFPM Floodplain Management Survey, 2010 

Clark County Regional Flood Control District – 2005 Flood Awareness Survey 

Climate Adaptation Plan for Marquette County, Michigan 

Climate Projections for the Midwest: Availability, Interpretation, and Synthesis 

Coasts, Water Levels and Climate Change: A Great Lakes Perspective 

Could Mapping Tech Revolutionise Disaster Response? – Kathmandu Living 

Crowd Hydrology – Real-Time Measurements of Stream Stage and Temperature with Low Cost Distributed Sensors 

Crowdsourcing Emergency Preparedness and Response 

Crowdsourcing Predictors of Residential Electric Energy Usage 

Flood Resilience – A Basic Guide for Wastewater Utilities 

Flooding Questionnaire – Hackensack Meadowlands Regional Floodplain Management Plan 

Framework See-Think-Do as a Tool for Crowdsourcing Support – Case Study on Crisis Management 

Hurricane Perceptions of Coastal Connecticut Residents 

Impacts, Perceptions, and Management of Shoreline Hazards and Water Level on a Fluctuating Reservoir: A Case Study of the Winnebago System, Wisconsin 

Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Shoreline Survey 

Meeting the Needs of the Nation in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy 

NWS Tornado Survey Report 

Real-Time Data from Low-Cost Distribution Sensors 

Sea Rising Solutions – Flood MonitoringKing TidesSea Level RiseCoastal Geo Tools 

Superstorm Sandy Survey: Impact on New Jersey Coastal Residents 

U-Flood – Flooded Streets in RealtimeHarvey Flooding 

Urban Flooding in the Great Lakes States – A Municipality/Utility Survey Report 

Vulnerability of Coast Beach Tourism to Flooding: A Case Study of Galicia, Spain 

Water Resources Sector Midwest Technical Input Report National Climate Assessment 


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About EurekaFacts

EurekaFacts is a full-service market and social research firm in the Washington, D.C. area. We help leaders understand and shape successful programs, communications, and brands through data collection and advanced analytics. Since 2003, we have collaborated with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations to answer their research questions and business objectives. EurekaFacts is ISO 20252 certified, the highest quality standard in market and social research.


About US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District is responsible for water resources development in the Chicago metropolitan area, an area of about 5,000 square miles with a population of about 9 million, through a variety of projects including flood risk management and storm damage reduction, navigation, aquatic ecosystem restoration, emergency management, and interagency and international services.