Accession Number : ADA110266
Title : Grand Forks - East Grand Forks Urban Water Resources Study. Grand Forks Flood Fight Manual
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT
Report Date : Jul 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 204
Abstract : The goal of the Corps of Engineers Urban Study Program is to provide planning assistance to local interests in a variety of water resources areas. The Grand Forks flood emergency plan is specifically designed to help the city prepare for and conduct flood fights. In effect, the plan is a non-structural measure that complements structural measures, both permanent and emergency. The flood control study found four measures which qualified for further study and possible implementation under the Corps' Small Projects Continuing Authority. An urban drainage master plan proposed for the developing fringe areas around Grand Forks would require future developments to incorporate ponding areas to temporarily store runoff to limit peak discharges, to those that occur under existing land conditions. Flood emergency plans were developed jointly with both cities to improve their flood fight preparedness and effectiveness. Manuals narrated slide programs and pamphlets were developed which covered: flood fight organizations and headquarters; responsibilities of local, state, and federal agencies; preflood, flood fight and post flood operations; emergency evacuation plans; and citizen self-help measures.
Descriptors : *FLOODING , EMERGENCIES , FLOOD CONTROL , LOCAL GOVERNMENT , LOGISTICS , NORTH DAKOTA , ORGANIZATIONS , PLANNING , RIVERS , THREATS , URBAN AREAS
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE