The Levees Fail
This chapter examines the failure of levees against storm forces and the flooding that ensued....

Application of Grid Technology to Flood Mitigation

Post-Fire Predictions of Peak Discharge

Modeling Post Wildfire Floods Using Mike

Stream Restoration and Trout Habitat Improvements at the Greenbrier Resort

Advanced Hydrologic Predictions of Floods and Droughts in the Ohio River Valley

Data Collection and Documentation of Flooding Downstream of a Dam Failure in Mississippi

Maximum Known Floodflows in Mississippi

Flood Frequency Prediction: A Methodology for Identifying Structural Uncertainty

Changing Course
Guidelines governing areas subject to 100-year flood consider the expected vertical elevation of floodwaters but overlook the possibility that a river channel may move laterally. A recent...

Making the Transition
Completed in March, the Thornton Transitional Reservoir, south of Chicago, is providing immediate flood relief and water quality benefits more than decade before a larger storm-water reservoir...

Unleashing the Flow
A 70-year-old, two-lane roadway that stretches from Miami to Tamp Bay is impeding the flow of water through the Everglades. By studying eight possible solutions in detail, engineers determined...

High-Profile Tunneling
When a flood left a considerable amount of debris in its wake the replacement of a hydroplant's tailrace high in the Peruvian Andes presented formidable challenges....

After the Flood
In June 2001, Tropical Storm Allison struck Texas, subjecting the Houston area to one of the most destructive floods in U.S. history. As part of the recovery effort, the Federal Emergency...

Early Warning
Recent improvements in digital technology have given Fort Collins, Colorado, a system that can accurately predict the location and severity of impending floods....

Training Grounds
A state-of-the-art training facility at a Texas community college is ready to train fire and rescue personnel to cope with disasters ranging from fuel fires and floods to collapsing structures...

Pushing Back
(Available on in special edition) The design for the $3.5-million Cameron Run tunnel rehabilitation project involved a tricky and relatively unproven method of pushing corrugated steel...

Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Ungauged Catchments Flood Prediction
The prediction of floods with acceptable accuracy is the most important step in designing flood control structures and operating flood damage mitigation projects. It is more difficult...

Parkway Payoff
A massive cast-in-place segmental bridge over the James River is the most noticeable part of the $325 million Route 895 toll road project in Richmond, Virginia, but the most innovative...

Investigation of Flood Protection from Alluvial Fan Flows and Minimizing Impacts to a Sensitive Habitat Preserve: Whitewater River Basin, Coachella Valley, California
The study describes and evaluates (1) the baseline conditions to hydrology, hydraulics, wind transport of sand, sediment transport by fluvial process, the environment, economics, and (2)...

 

 

 

 

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