Feasibility Study of Flood Control for the Maumee River in Allen County, Indiana

by Christopher B. Burke, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
S. C. L. Yin, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
James C. Bradley, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
Mark L. Strong, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


In March, 1982 the Maumee River overtopped its banks flooding parts of the City of Fort Wayne and unincorporated areas in Allen County, Indiana. The estimated damage to the area was about 55 million. This paper describes studies performed to evaluate the effectiveness of a proposed project to reduce flooding within the flood prone areas. Brief discussions are presented of the hydraulic analyses, environmental assessments and economic analyses carried out to evaluate the proposed channel modifications and estimate the benefits to be accrued.

Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | Floods | Rivers and streams | Economic factors | Wave overtopping | River bank stabilization | Urban areas | Environmental issues | Indiana | United States

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