Accession Number : ADA042196
Title : Comprehensive Framework Study. California Region. Appendix IX. Flood Control.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA REGION FRAMEWORK STUDY COMMITTEE
Report Date : Jun 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 478
Abstract : The Flood Control Subcommittee finds that serious flood problems exist in the California Region. Although the existing flood control measures have been very effective in their respective areas, damages from flooding continue to increase. Except for the inherent flood risks, most of the flood plain lands are ideally located for residential, commerical, industrial and agricultural development. As the population and economic activity in the California Region continue to grow, recurring floods will cause increased loss of life, human suffering, damage to property, and loss of goods and services. Comparison of existing and projected flood damages, with damages in other regions, indicated that the California Region ranks as one of the major flood problem areas of the Nation. This flood problem is one of the principal factors to be considered in the optimum development and use of the water and related land resources of the region.
Descriptors : *CALIFORNIA , *WATER RESOURCES , *FLOOD CONTROL , COST ANALYSIS , FORECASTING , PLANNING , WATERSHEDS , FLOODS , LAND USE , CHANNELS(WATERWAYS) , RESERVOIRS , LEVEES , DAMS , OREGON
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE