West Columbus, OH LPP Gate Closure Analysis - A Study of the Requirements for Multiple Closures

by Kenneth C. Halstead, Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, Huntington, United States,
Surya Bhamidipaty, Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, Huntington, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Providing flood protection by levees and/or floodwalls often requires the use of temporary closures, in lieu of the more expensive relocation of highways and railroads, in order to maintain permanent access to the protected area. The complexity of the development of a plan to operate such a project is proportional to the number of closures involved. The design of the West Columbus, OH Local Protection Project (LPP), by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, provides a classic case study of the tasks and procedures required to develop a unilateral and effective plan of operation for a project that requires multiple closures.

Subject Headings: Project management | Levees and dikes | Gates (hydraulic) | Case studies | Floods | Rail transportation | Highways and roads | Federal government | North America | Ohio | United States | Columbus

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