Paleoflood Analyses For Dam and Levee Safety Assessments: Was that Really the "500-Year Flood"?

by Keith I. Kelson, Engineering Geologist; Senior Oversight Group, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, keith.i.kelson@usace.army.mil,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2018, Vol. 22, Issue 3, Pg. 58-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: What is paleoflood hydrology? How are paleofloods analyzed? What are common paleoflood results? What are the implications of paleoflood analyses?

Subject Headings: Levees and dikes | Dam safety | Floods | Hydrology

 

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