Strategic Aspects of Urban Flood-Plain Occupance

by Gilbert F. White,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 89-102

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paradox of continuing flood control and rising flood losses is explained in part by elements entering into decisions to change urban flood-plain occupance, 1936-1957. Curbing the mountaing toll calls for public action to broaden the range of choice open to managers of flood-plain properties in adjusting to flood hazard.

Subject Headings: Public health and safety | Urban areas | Flood plains | Mountains | Tolls | Managers

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