Accession Number : ADA194062

Title :   Buffalo Metropolitan Area, New York Erie County Along Lake Erie and Niagara River Shoreline Protection Interim.

Descriptive Note : Reconnaissance rept.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO NY BUFFALO DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA194062

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report summarizes a 'limited' reconnaissance study, or the initial phase of a two-phase planning process, addressing flood damage prevention at Woodlawn, New York. Based on input from local officials, Woodlawn, New York, was the sole site in Erie County, New York, with flood damages meriting Federal investigation. The data presented in this report clearly demonstrates that Woodlawn, New York, receives minimal damages on an annualized basis from lake level induced damages. These damages are usually only experienced as the result of rare lake events, when lake water may enter Woodlawn from overtopping the south Blasdell Creek dike or from wave runup over high ground to the southwest. The one plan developed besides the no-action plan, namely levees, did not meet the economic efficiency criterion (having a benefit-to-cost ratio considerably less than 1.0). The general scope and detail of this preliminary evaluation did provide a sufficient basis for plan elimination. No economically feasible plan was found that reduced lake level induced damages.

Descriptors :   DAMAGE, ECONOMICS, EFFICIENCY, ELIMINATION, FLOODS, INPUT, LAKE ERIE, LAKES, LEVEES, NEW YORK, PLANNING, PREVENTION, PROTECTION, RECONNAISSANCE, RIVERS, SHORES, TWO PHASE FLOW, URBAN AREAS, WATER, LEVEL(QUANTITY)

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE