Scodie Canyon Flash Floods of 1984

by George Eugene Ribble, Kern County Water Agency, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Soil Properties Evaluation from Centrifugal Models and Field Performance


This paper describes a unique thunderstorm and flood which occurred in Kern County, California in 1984. It describes the follow-up studies and method of implementation of building restrictions subsequent to the flood. The paper proposes that existing pilot channels and adjacent areas on alluvial fans such as this may be considered to have the highest risk for purposes of planning within reasonably acceptable time periods.

Subject Headings: Floods | Channels (waterway) | Alluvial channels | Water flow | Stormwater management | Storms | River flow | California | United States

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