Ponding Study of January 1993 Storm Event within Airport Industrial Park, Oceanside, California

by George Hsu,
Yen-Hsu Chen,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


A water ponding study was conducted to investigate flooding that occurred during the January 16, 1993 storm event (the event) in the Oceanside Airport Industrial Park (the Park), located along the east levee of the San Luis Rey River. Watershed hydrology and river hydraulic analysis were conducted to determine the flooding sources. A ponding model was developed to simulate flood water flowing into and out of the Park. Several scenarios, including possible higher localized rainfall and variance in the peak timing, were formulated to cover data uncertainties. Given all reasonable benefit of doubt, the analysis shows that the impact caused by the local runoff would be insignificant. Therefore, the overflow from the river during the event exclusively caused the ponding in the Park.

Subject Headings: Parks | Rivers and streams | Industrial facilities | Floods | Airports and airfields | Storms | Simulation models | California | United States

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