Flood Assessment at a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site in Southern Nevada

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by J. S. Schmeltzer, Raytheon Services Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,
J. J. Miller, Raytheon Services Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,
D. L. Gustafson, Raytheon Services Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology:

Abstract: Flood hazard analysis on alluvial fans using Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) methodology is not limited to the FEMA Alluvial Fan Methodology (AFM). Other FEMA-accepted methods may be more appropriate. A flood assessment using a multiple-method approach was performed to determine the 100-year flood hazard at and near the Radioactive Waste Management Site (RWMS) in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site. Flood hazard delineations using a combination of methods provide a more complete assessment than using only the FEMA AFM. Understanding the limitations and assumptions of these methods is important to determine which method is applicable and when a method can provide reasonable results.

Subject Headings: Waste sites | Floods | Radioactive wastes | Management methods | Site investigation | Light rail transit | Federal government | Occupational safety | Alluvial channels | Nevada | North America | United States

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