Accession Number : ADA139437

Title :   Regulation of Flood Hazard Areas to Reduce Flood Losses. Volume 3,


Personal Author(s) : Kusler,J A

PDF Url : ADA139437

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 370

Abstract : The U.S. Water Resources Council contracted for this report to update and supplement Volumes 1 and 2 of Regulation of Flood Hazard Areas to Reduce Flood Losses which were prepared and published by the Council between 1968 and 1971. Volume 3 reviews accomplishments and problems of the decade of the 1970s in the use of floodplain regulations as one element of floodplain management. It suggests strategies for the 1980s for improving the quality of regulations and for combining regulations with other management tools to serve multipurpose state and local goals. As a supplement to Volumes 1 and 2, this report does not repeat earlier materials. The reader is assumed to be familiar with basic floodplain management concepts. Emphasis in this volume is on conclusions drawn from the experience of the 1970s and new directions for the 1980s. The report was prepared for the Council by Dr. Jon A. Kusler, an attorney and specialist in water resources systems, working under the guidance of an interagency task force. He is uniquely qualified to carry out this task, having been principally responsible for the research and writing of Volumes 1 and 2, and as the author of many studies on floodplain management during the last decade. The opinions expressed herein are those of Dr. Kusler.

Descriptors :   *Flood plains, *Flooding, Land areas, Utilization, Construction, Control, State law, Case studies

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE