Accession Number : ADA299413

Title :   Comparison of Potential Runoff Reduction for Various Nonstructural Watershed Management Approaches.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jorgeson, Jeffrey D. ; Sands, Richard ; Freeman, Gary E.

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Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team (SAST) was formed by direction of the White House to provide technical guidance on recovery efforts and future floodplaln management issues in the upper Mississippi River basin as a result of the unprecedented flooding that occurred there during the spring and summer of 1993. The SAST conducted a series of watershed modeling studies to analyze the potential reduction in peak runoff for various nonstructural watershed management practices. The results of those studies are summarized. In addition to the potential peak flow reductions, the potential reductions in total runoff volume are compared for various nonstructural watershed management approaches. Those approaches include maximization of infiltration through land management changes, maximization of wetland storage, and installation of small flood prevention structures to temporarily store water. The watershed management practices, watershed modeling studies, and potential reductions in surface runoff are detailed. (AN)

Descriptors :   *WATERSHEDS, *RUNOFF, *FLOOD CONTROL, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PEAK VALUES, COMPARISON, HYDROLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, INFILTRATION(FLUIDS), SURFACE WATERS, STORMS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, FLOODS, WETLANDS, SOIL EROSION, LAND USE, HYDROGRAPHY, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AREA COVERAGE, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), FLOOD PLAINS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE