Yolo Bypass Wetlands—Impact Investigation

by Michael K. Deering, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Approximately 20 square kilometers of wetland facilities are proposed to be installed within the Yolo Bypass of the Sacramento River Flood Control Project. A hydraulic impact investigation was performed to evaluate the changes to the flood conveyance characteristics of the bypass. The study employed two-dimensional finite element modeling techniques to establish an existing condition and to test various forms of wetland features.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Floods | Hydraulic models | Project management | Finite element method | Two-dimensional models | Hydraulics | Mathematics | California | United States

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