Flood Impact and Management of Levees in Tennessee

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by William F. Brandes, Chemical & Environmental, Services, United States,
Bruce A. Tschantz, Chemical & Environmental, Services, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference:

Abstract: The construction of private levees is causing flooding and erosion problems along several tributary rivers in West Tennessee. The severity of these problems is recognized by the State of Tennessee to require some type of management program. A study was conducted to determine the extent and character of existing levees along certain West Tennessee rivers, determine the hydraulic impact along a representative river reach, review existing levee control management programs in other states, and review federal and state laws which pertain to private levees. A range of feasible options for implementing a Tennessee levee management program is examined for application to the West Tennessee flooding problem.

Subject Headings: Levees and dikes | Floods | Hydraulics | Piping erosion | Construction management | Federal government | River bank stabilization | North America | Tennessee | United States

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