Flood Control Design for Development on Alluvial Fans

by V. A. Tsihrintzis, Psomas and Associates, Santa Monica, United States,
B. N. Murillo, Psomas and Associates, Santa Monica, United States,
M. E. Mulvihill, Psomas and Associates, Santa Monica, United States,
W. J. Trott, Psomas and Associates, Santa Monica, United States,
J. T. Baine, Psomas and Associates, Santa Monica, United States,
N. Tiamzon, Psomas and Associates, Santa Monica, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Hydrology, debris production, sediment transport and hydraulic studies were conducted to provide flood control for a development within an alluvial fan floodplain. Innovative techniques were adopted to calculate flow rates for the 100-year frequency storm, debris productions from the canyons and sediment transport within the alluvial fan zone, and to design a network of channels that will collect the flood flows on the upstream side of the project, carry it safely through and disperse it on the downstream side.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Solids flow | Debris | Hydraulics | Alluvial channels | Rivers and streams | Flood plains

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