North Atlantic Regional Water Resources Study. Appendix F. Upstream Flood Prevention and Water Management.
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The purpose of this appendix is to develop and document the investigation and analysis of 1 flood prevention aspects in upstream watersheds, and 2 upstream storage potentials and cost of the stroage. The findings serve as input to plan formulation and the main report. The study was limited to the application of existing data, ongoing studies, and a broad inventory analysis in upstream watersheds. Upstream refers to those streams above a point where the total area drained is less than 250,000 acres 390 square miles. Main stems and major tributaries of more than 250,000 acres drainage area are covered in Appendix E, Flood Control and Water Management on Main Stems and Major Tributaries. Flood damages were compiled, updated, and projected for the target years 1980, 2000 and 2020. Feasibility, benefits and costs associated with flood prevention were developed. The extent and timing of structural flood prevention measures were estimated for the time frame years 1980, 2000, and 2020. The significance of flood plain management measures was discussed. Water supply storages and costs were determined. All studies were broad in nature and avoided local detail. The information is presented with the degree of refinement in accord with developed guidelines for comprehensive framework Type I studies.
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