Accession Number : ADA288982

Title :   The REMR Bulletin. News from the Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabitation Research Program. Volume 11, Number 3, October 1994.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

PDF Url : ADA288982

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Great Flood of 1993 in the upper Midwest exceeded previous records for flood stage at most stations and broke records for measured river flow and duration of flood throughout the region. In addition to tremendous damage to public and private property, this event allowed the evaluation of flood-control structures performing under conditions which, in many cases, exceeded their design capabilities. Many of the agricultural levees were designed to provide protection against 50-year flood events, and this flood exceeded a 50-year event by varying degrees, depending upon the river mile. In spite of this and in large part because of the tremendous efforts of flood fighters, many of the Federal agitcultural levee districts within the St. Louis District remained protected.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *FLOOD CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, CENTRIFUGES, DRAINAGE, MODEL TESTS, ANNOUNCEMENT BULLETINS, COASTAL ENGINEERING, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, INSTALLATION RESTORATION, HYDRAULICS, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AGRICULTURE, COLLECTING METHODS, LEVEES, SAINT LOUIS ( MISSOURI), LANDSLIDES.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE