Urban Creekside Design Features Parallel Streets

by Lloyd C. Fowler, Chf. Engr.; Project Dev. Branch, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose, Calif.,
Stanley Wolfe, Civ. Engr.; Project Dev. Branch, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose, Calif.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 6, Pg. 72-74


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Waterflow in cities—natural streams and rivers surrounded by wildlife, or concrete channels—must be controlled to prevent devastating flooding. Proper landuse restraints and creative designs can prevent flooding, yet preserve the natural habitat which forms along a waterway, even in an Urban environment. A project in Santa Clara County, California is described which illustrates this.

Subject Headings: Floods | Land use | Urban development | Water flow | Waterways

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