Accession Number:

AD1037439

Title:

Overview of Levee Setback Projects and Benefits

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS VICKSBURG United States

Report Date:

2017-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

PURPOSE This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note CHETN provides an overview of levee setback projects and their potential benefits. Levee setbacks relocate a traditional river levee farther away from the channel to provide additional floodplain storage, thereby reducing flood heights, slowing flood peaks, and in some cases, providing ecosystem and recreational benefits.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE