Accession Number : ADA304738

Title :   A Comparison of Methods to Reduce Potential Peak Flow on the West Fork Cedar River Watershed, Iowa.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Jorgeson, Jeffrey D. ; Johnson, Billy E. ; Freeman, Gary E.

PDF Url : ADA304738

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

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 floodplain management issues in the Upper Mississippi River Basin as a result of the unprecedented flooding that occurred during the spring and summer of 1993. In support of the SAST efforts, several watershed modeling studies were conducted to analyze the potential for reducing peak flow via several nonstructural watershed management approaches. This report summarizes the study that was conducted on the West Fork Cedar River Watershed in Iowa. The watershed was modeled using HEC-1, and the effects of various watershed management scenarios were tested with the model. Results which indicate the estimated potential reduction in peak flow due to those watershed management approaches are summarized.

Descriptors :   *LAND USE, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, *FLOOD CONTROL, SCENARIOS, PEAK VALUES, RECOVERY, STRATEGY, ESTIMATES, WATERSHEDS, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), IOWA, RUNOFF, FLOOD PLAINS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE