Flood Protection of Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Plant

by Ronald M. Noble, (M.ASCE), Manager; Marine Services, Dames & Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Bert Simpson, Engr.; Nuclear Affairs, Florida Power Corp., St. Peterburg, Fla.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 85-94

Document Type: Journal Paper


To satisfy U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) safety criteria, a required evaluation of the worst site-related flood is performed for the Crystal River Plant, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the probable maximum stillwater flood levels are likely to be a result of the probable maximum hurricane. Flood protection requirements for the Crystal River Plant are determined by considering the most severe combination of probable maximum hurricane parameters for the Gulf Coast Region. These parameters are used as input to a model of hurricane surge generation and attendant wave activity in order to determine the maximum flood levels at the Crystal River Plant.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Floods | Rivers and streams | Gulfs | Parameters (statistics) | Power plants | Safety | Coastal environment

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