Accession Number:

ADA110266

Title:

Grand Forks - East Grand Forks Urban Water Resources Study. Grand Forks Flood Fight Manual

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

The goal of the Corps of Engineers Urban Study Program is to provide planning assistance to local interests in a variety of water resources areas. The Grand Forks flood emergency plan is specifically designed to help the city prepare for and conduct flood fights. In effect, the plan is a non-structural measure that complements structural measures, both permanent and emergency. The flood control study found four measures which qualified for further study and possible implementation under the Corps Small Projects Continuing Authority. An urban drainage master plan proposed for the developing fringe areas around Grand Forks would require future developments to incorporate ponding areas to temporarily store runoff to limit peak discharges, to those that occur under existing land conditions. Flood emergency plans were developed jointly with both cities to improve their flood fight preparedness and effectiveness. Manuals narrated slide programs and pamphlets were developed which covered flood fight organizations and headquarters responsibilities of local, state, and federal agencies preflood, flood fight and post flood operations emergency evacuation plans and citizen self-help measures.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE