Risk Assessment of Lake Shore Development of Devils Lake, North Dakota

by Lawrence H. Woodbury, Houston Engineering Inc, United States,
G. Padmanabhan, Houston Engineering Inc, United States,
Ramey O. Rogness, Houston Engineering Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


In recent years, the advent of the flood insurance programs has forced developers, financiers, and planners to deal with future high water conditions and associated risks. A reliable method of estimating lake level developed to compute the risk of submergence to establish planning elevations. Given information on future lake level frequencies, planners can establish reasonable floor elevations, site facilities in less flood-prone areas, and incorporate other design features into a proposed facility which would mitigate possible flood damage.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Risk management | Shores | Financial management | Flood frequency | Floors | Building design | Statistics | North Dakota | United States

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