Scodie Canyon Flash Floods of 1984

by George Eugene Ribble, Kern County Water Agency, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: This paper describes a unique thunderstorm and flood which occurred in Kern County, California in 1984. It describes the follow-up studies and method of implementation of building restrictions subsequent to the flood. The paper proposes that existing pilot channels and adjacent areas on alluvial fans such as this may be considered to have the highest risk for purposes of planning within reasonably acceptable time periods.

Subject Headings: Canyons | Flash floods | Floods | Channel flow | Alluvial channels | Risk management | Water flow | Storms | Flow duration | River flow | North America | California | United States

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