Public Participation in Environmental Design of Flood Control Channels

by Phillip F. Dunn, Jr., (M.ASCE), Asst. Chf.; Planning Div., U.S. Army Engr. Div., South Pacific, San Francisco, CA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 363-371

Document Type: Journal Paper


Environmental quality is now a mandatory objective for federal flood control channel planning. Environmental quality can be measured in terms of the use of wildlife, fish, and marine life by humans in the project area. Incremental differences in this use for various alternatives can be presented to the public in tablular form for its use in establishing values leading to design decisions.

Subject Headings: Sustainable development | Floods | Environmental issues | Public participation | Hydraulic design | Quality control | Human factors | Lifeline systems | Wildlife | Federal government

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