Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri. Hydraulic Model Investigation
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
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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.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics