Role of Economics in Planning Flood Plain Land Use

by L. Douglas James, Assoc. Prof.; Envir. Resources Center, Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 6, Pg. 981-992

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Economic factors can be employed to formulate a plan combining nonstructural with structural measures for flood control. Planning decisions on whether development should be permitted in a flood plain can be integrated with decisions on how to arrange, design, use, and maintain those developments that are permitted. In order to illustrate the computational approach for establishing planning guidelines, a hypothetical simplified situation is examined in a procedure described step by step in a numerical example. References are made to literature and computer programs for dealing with data gathering and analysis in more complex, real world situations.

Subject Headings: Land use | Economic factors | Flood plains | Computing in civil engineering | Computer analysis | Structural control | Numerical methods | Hydraulic design

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