Accession Number:

ADA070384

Title:

Connecticut River Basin, Westfield Local Protection, Westfield River Westfield, Massachusetts, Feasibility Report For Water Resources Development.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DIV NEW ENGLAND WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

466.0

Abstract:

This study investigated the water resource problems of the Westfield River Basin in southwestern Massachusetts and focused of the flood problem in Westfield. This growing city of 32,000 people is faced with the most serious flood threat of any community in the four-state Connecticut River Basin, due to its historic and extensive development of the flood plain. It is estimated that a recurrence of the flood of record of August, 1955 -- which caused 8 million in damages -- would today produce 100 million of damage. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE