Floodplain-Management Plan Enumeration

by David T. Ford, USACE, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


A branch-and-bound enumeration procedure can improve the search for an optimal floodplain-management plan. The procedure compares the net benefit of all possible combinations of proposed damage-reduction measures. Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) computer programs are used for system simulation, benefit evaluation, and data management. The problem is selecting, sizing, and locating the measures to maximize the plan's contribution to national economic development (NED). Financial, social, environmental, and political constraints on floodplain development must be satisfied by the plan selected.

Subject Headings: Floods | Information management | Systems engineering | Computer models | Hydrologic data | Economic factors | Financial management | Probability

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