Proceedings of a Seminar on Local Flood Warning - Response Systems Held in Pacific Groce, California on 10-12 December 1986.
HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA
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Papers and discussions at this seminar focus on the role of federal, state, and local agencies and the private sector in the planning, implementation, and operation of local flood warning - emergency response plans. Specific objectives were to 1 better define the Corps of Engineers role in planning and implementation of local flood warning - emergency response plans and 2 identify needed research activities. Local flood warning - emergency response plans consist of coordinated actions involving flood detection and forecasting, warning dissemination, emergency response, post-flood recovery and reoccupation, and continuous plan management. The flood warning - emergency response plans consist of hardware, technical activities, and formal and informal arrangements and commitments to performance in which the human element is a vital part are unique characteristics of local flood warning - emergency response plans that differentiate them from other flood loss reduction measures. Primary research needs identified by the seminar were means of tailoring flood forecasting related hardware and software to local community conditions and requirements, better forecasting analysis capabilities, and guidance for procedures for determining the feasibility of local flood warning - emergency preparedness plans. Standards for precipitation and streamflow monitoring hardware and data communications are needed to enable consistency in equipment for flood forecasting operations.
- Civil Engineering