Designing for Residual Flooding

by Lewis A. Smith, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Abstract: Flood control projects should incorporate designs and responses for flooding of the protected areas due to exceedance, overtopping, or failure of the features. Design strategies for levees, channels, pump stations, diversions, dams, etc. , which minimize residual flooding impacts are discussed. All of these concerns draw upon the hydraulic engineer to quantify and graphically portray the hydrology and hydraulics in many and varied aspects for humans to respond in beneficial ways to residual flooding.

Subject Headings: Floods | Hydraulic design | Wave overtopping | Pumping stations | Hydrology | Project management | Failure analysis

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