The Case for Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk: Nature Bats Last
Since ancient times, people have used levees to reduce flood risk. We have built over 30,000 miles of levees in the U.S., largely on the belief that levies will unconditionally protect people who live...

Wider and Deeper (part of "A Greater Wonder")
A key component of the recent Panama Canal expansion involved the widening and deepening of Gatun Lake, the artificial lake that serves as the canal's reservoir, and the deepening of the Culebra Cut (also...

Presidential Order Streamlines Permitting, Revokes Floodplain Requirements
An executive order issued by President Donald Trump to streamline the federal environmental review and authorization process for infrastructure projects prompts criticism for revoking Obama-era floodplain...

Design for Major Flood-Control Project in Norfolk Begins to Take Shape

Modeling to Prevent Disaster: The Waterways Experiment Station
Out of the tragedy of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Waterways Experiment Station, the premier hydraulics research lab in the United States, was born....

Green Guardian
As part of a detailed flood control project, the City of Meriden, Connecticut, unearthed a hidden stretch of Harbor Brook, the waterway that passes through its downtown. Combining flood control and economic...

Art by Design
The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building opened last fall on a campus that is still recovering from flooding in 2008 that caused nearly $800 million in damage. The structure houses the university’s...

Appendix B Exploring Flood Nonstationarity in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the United States
Back matter pages come after the papers or chapters in a published work. This back matter contains exploring flood nonstationarity in the southeast and mid-atlantic regions of the united...

Dry Dams and the Dayton Flood of 1913: The Origins of Integrated Systems Engineering Concepts
This article examines the history of integrated flood protection with particular focus on the 1913 Dayton Flood....

Multi-scale Health Assessment for Effective Levee Management
Researchers are working on developing a new health assessment framework with the potential to modernize our ability to monitor, manage, and ensure the safety of levees and other systems...

The Impact of Climate Change on the National Flood Insurance Program

Flood Risk Management in 2050

Flood Warning System for the Sutlej River in Remote Northern India
Through a collaborative effort of the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, the U.S. Agency for International Development (which provided funding for the project), Riverside Technology,...

Summary of Approaches for Estimating Playa Lake Flooding
Playa, or terminal, lakes are common in semi- and arid environments; and their characteristic level, hard, and usually dry surfaces make them ideal for airports, as they are used in the...

Effects of Impervious Area Estimation Methods on Simulated Peak Discharges
The variability of simulated flood discharges is evaluated using two methods for estimating impervious surfaces and common design methods in the Mission Creek watershed (31 sq km) located...

Floodplain Delineation of the Ranillas Meander in Zaragoza Using GUAD-2D
After the selection of Zaragoza (Spain) as the host city of the International Expo 2008, the Gobierno de Aragón (i.e., the local government)...

Pioneer Square Areaways
Pioneer Square, one of the earliest neighborhoods in Seattle, is adjacent to Elliott Bay. Much ofthis part of the city originally was built on existing land that used to get flooded. When...

The Levees Fail
This chapter examines the failure of levees against storm forces and the flooding that ensued....

Application of Grid Technology to Flood Mitigation

Post-Fire Predictions of Peak Discharge

 

 

 

 

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