Accession Number:

ADA036553

Title:

Columbia-North Pacific Region Comprehensive Framework Study of Water and Related Lands. Appendix VII. Flood Control,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PACIFIC NORTHWEST RIVER BASINS COMMISSION VANCOUVER WASH

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

430.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the Flood Control Appendix is to assess the flood problems of the region as they affect the overall development of water and related land resources and to prepare input data for plan formulation. Because flood damages and the threat of flooding limit the use of flood prone areas, an effective program to control these damages and to reduce or define the risks of flooding is an essential element of an overall water use program. Flow characteristics of most streams in this region are such that storage for flood control can be jointly used for conservation purpose thereby spreading the costs and enhancing the feasibility of each water use. Thus, final planning for flood control can be done jointly with other uses during the development of the overall framework plan. To fulfill the purposes of this appendix, two major goals were met 1 the identification of major problem areas and 2 the presentation of structural and nonstructural programs that will reduce or eliminate the damages to these areas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE