Accession Number : ADA116378

Title :   Feasibility Report. Mississippi River at Saint Paul, Minnesota. Reevaluation of Saint Paul Flood Control Project.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA116378

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 277

Abstract : The St. Paul flood control project was completed in 1964 to protect one of the main industrial areas of the city from flooding of the Mississippi River. Riverview Industrial Park, the area protected by the project, has undergone extensive development ranging from manufacturing plants to commercial establishments and financial institutions. Since development of the project, St. Paul experience major floods in 1965 and 1969, both of which exceeded the previous record flood in 1952. The purpose of this study is to determine the present needs for flood control in the project area and whether the project meets those needs. The specific study area consists of the lands, buildings, and improvements protected by the existing flood barrier. This report contains recommendations on the economic feasibility, environmental acceptability, and advisability of modifying the project or its operation due to changed economic and hydrologic conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flood control, Minnesota, Urban areas, Mississippi River, Levees, Walls, Height, Modification, Feasibility studies, Environmental impact, Economic analysis

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE