Design of Flood Control Improvements by Systems Analysis: A Case Study.
HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA
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A hydrologic-economic simulation model was developed to evaluate alternative protection schemes in the design of an authorized federal flood control project for 125 miles of the Tibbee River flood plain in Mississippi. The model requires input consisting of unit hydrographs, streamflow routing coefficients and storage functions, a pattern storm, rainfall loss rate functions, and flow-damage-frequency relations. A single synthetic pattern storm was used in conjunction with flow-frequency curves at index locations to generate a series of floods for comparing alternative protection schemes with existing conditions. The effect of channel improvements on flood runoff characteristics was evaluated by using storage routing functions that account for changes in storage-discharge relations. Based on results obtained from using the model, a channel improvement plan was tentatively selected for the Tibbee River basin from the alternative schemes evaluated. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology