Accession Number : ADA297674

Title :   Floodplain Management Assessment of the Upper Mississippi River and Lower Missouri Rivers and Tributaries. Main Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

PDF Url : ADA297674

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 448

Abstract : The oversight agency for the floodplain management assessment was the North Central Division. The St. Paul District was the lead agency for completion of the report, but actual work on the report was accomplished by five Corps District; St. Paul, Rock Island, St. Louis, Kansas and Omaha. The assessment evaluated the impacts of a wide array of floodplain policies, programs and flood damage reduction measures to the Midwest Flood of 1993. However, this assessment has taken an important step toward achieving a better understanding of the current uses of floodplain, forces causing those uses and impacts of various alternative changes in the managment of floodplains. Some of the objectives included in the assessment are: describing land and water resources and making projections of future conditions; identify local interests; alternative uses of floodplain resources; identify facilities needing additional flood protection; examine Federal cost-sharing; evaluate cost effectiveness of alternative flood control projects and recommend improvements to current system. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MISSISSIPPI RIVER, *FLOOD CONTROL, *MISSOURI RIVER, *FLOOD PLAINS, POLICIES, DISASTERS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMMUNITIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, COST ANALYSIS, NATURAL RESOURCES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, HYDROLOGY, REDUCTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, WATERSHEDS, FLOODS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, WETLANDS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER RESOURCES, INSURANCE, LAND USE, FLOODING, AGRICULTURE, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), STREAMS, RESERVOIRS, LEVEES, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE