Hydrology for River Management: The Belle River

by Roger B. Wallace, Michigan State Univ, Dep of Civil, & Sanitary Engineering, East, Lansing, MI, USA,
Robert S. Otwell, Michigan State Univ, Dep of Civil, & Sanitary Engineering, East, Lansing, MI, USA,
John H. Boldt, Michigan State Univ, Dep of Civil, & Sanitary Engineering, East, Lansing, MI, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development

Abstract: Crop damages in recent years prompted farmers to back an effort to clean portions of a large inter-county drain. Other groups with conflicting interests pressed for a study of the impact these changes would have on flooding in their vicinity. Watershed hydrology was studied as one step in managing this river system. The study evaluated historic streamflow records, the importance of seasonal variations in flood probability, and made use of event simulation modeling and a dynamic model of flow in the river channel. The study helped groups with conflicting interests proceed to a solution with a minimum of conflict.

Subject Headings: Simulation models | Hydrologic models | Floods | Hydrology | Model analysis | Dynamic models | Rivers and streams | Watersheds

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search