Changing Course

by Andreas Kammereck, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Engineer; Golder Associates in Redmond, Washington,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 6, Pg. 64-69


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Guidelines governing areas subject to 100-year flood consider the expected vertical elevation of floodwaters but overlook the possibility that a river channel may move laterally. A recent example of such an event in Washington State underscores the need to include such considerations in efforts to manage floodplains.

Subject Headings: Flood routing | Floods | Spillways | Washington | River flow | Channels

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