Accession Number : ADA315781

Title :   Closures and Interior Facilities for Levee Projects; Principles, Case Examples, and Risk-based Analysis Concepts.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA

Personal Author(s) : Wurbs, Ralph A.

PDF Url : ADA315781

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report presents the role of closure and interior facilities in the overall performance of levee projects. Hydrologic, physical, institutional, and human considerations that might affect the project reliability during a full range of flood events are examined. Information is compiled and organized to support plan formulation and evaluation within the framework of risk-based analysis. Several Corps of Engineers local flood protection projects located in the Mississippi River Basin are used as case studies illustrate these ideas. Particular attention is given to their performance during the Flood of 1993.

Descriptors :   *CLOSURES, *LEVEES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, RISK, FORMULATIONS, FACILITIES, HYDROLOGY, COSTS, RELIABILITY, CASE STUDIES, INTERNAL, PLANNING, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, RIVERS, FLOODS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, WATER RESOURCES, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, CIVIL ENGINEERING, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), RUNOFF, PONDS, FLOOD CONTROL, PUMPING STATIONS, CONDUITS.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE