Accession Number:

ADA248499

Title:

Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri. Hydraulic Model Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Report Date:

1992-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

Brush Creek drains approximately 29.4 square miles of urban area in the central portion of the Kansas City, MO, metropolitan area. Diverse development covers the entire area. Within the study reach, State Line Road to Woodland Avenue, the channel is crossed by a number of bridges that present varying degrees of flow restriction. Although several previous studies by the US Army Engineer District, Kansas City, identified a severe flood hazard along Brush Creek, a damaging flood in the Plaza area had never been experienced prior to September 1977. On 12 and 13 September 1977, the Kansas City metropolitan region experienced flooding of catastrophic proportions. The Plaza area was devastated with 5 to 6 ft of water in shops and restaurants adjacent to Brush Creek. As a result of the September 1977 flood, the Kansas City District was asked to study the flooding problem. A number of structural and nonstructural measures were identified that could reduce the flood hazard.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE