Accession Number : ADP002639

Title :   Computerized Agricultural Crop Flood Damage Assessment System,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Burke,R. L.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The CACFDAS utilizes initial crop distributions, computerized crop budget data, substitution of alternative crops, damage duration data, and daily historic hydrologic data to compute flood or inundation damage estimates to crop. The program utilizes historic gauge readings from the time of gauge installation to the present. Analysis of these data results in output of estimated damages based on current technology, yields, and price levels. The program utilizes daily flood events in computing flood damages for each individual crop. This gives the program sensitivity in dealing with different dryout periods for lands at different elevations within a flooded area. The program will handle multiple floods in any year, and allows for specific crop replanting and/or crop substitution.

Descriptors :   *Flooding, Agriculture, Farm crops, Damage, Costs, Estimates, Economic analysis, Computerized simulation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE