Problems of Stream Flood Simulation and Prediction

by Shou-shan Fan, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The article presents a report on the natural flooding in a stream and the problems encountered when simulating and predicting stream floods. The complexity of flood characteristics, the impact of human intervention, the incompetency of the existing flood modeling methods and the application of state of the art technology to solve all these problems are discussed.

Subject Headings: Floods | Rivers and streams | Natural disasters | Model accuracy | Management methods | Human and behavioral factors | Forecasting

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