river flood Articles

  • GAO Report on Missouri River Flood and Drought

    Introduction The Missouri River stretches from western Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. The Corps manages six dams and reservoirs on the river to provide flood control and for other purposes, such as recreation and navigation. The Corps bases reservoir release decisions on the guidance in the Master Manual. In the 2011 flood, the Corps managed the highest runoff volume since 1898, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Room for the River as an anecdote to Europe’s flood woes

    As part of a training course on river restoration sponsored by the RESTORE project, I recently visited the Waal River, a main branch of the Rhine River, flowing through the Netherlands. Here the Dutch are making ‘Room for the River’, restoring floodplains to reduce the risks of floods and creating benefits for people and nature. On the heels of recent ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Flood Alleviation

    BritishFlora helps rescue lost London river from subterranean obscurity in award winning flood prevention. In the 1930's, engineers at the then Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich diverted a flood-prone section of the River Quaggy through an underground culvert so that new housing could beQuaggy built. In fine weather, the river was contained. But after heavy rainfall, the Quaggy became a ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Flood alert and remote monitoring of water reservoirs and rivers

    River flood alert and water reservoir managements are global growing requirements. SolidAT offers a full or partial solution (according to the customer's requirements) that can save lives and damage to property inflected by river floods. Moreover we provide real time water reservoir level and capacity. Awareness of governments and municipalities world wide is growing. Below is described a case ...

  • Flood protection - Flood walls

    Manitoba Hydro is the electric power and natural gas utility in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located only minutes north of the US border at North Dakota, Manitoba Hydro have generating stations and sub-stations located in the Red River Valley. This critical infrastructure is vulnerable to annual river flooding and, with flood predictions and forecasts for Spring 2011 at the highest in ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Potential analysis for synergetic flood retention measures in the river wandse catchment

    General Description of the River Wandse Catchment The Wandse has a total length of 21,5 km with a catchment area of 88 km2. The source is located in Schleswig-Holstein where the upper part of river and catchment (aprox. 4,2 km and 20 km2) are of predominantly rural character. The lower part on Hamburg territory (approx. 17,3 km and 68 km2) is of urban character with a high percentage of sealed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Potential analysis for synergetic flood retention measures in the Wandse River catchment

    The Wandse has a total length of 21,5 km with a catchment area of 88 km2. The source is located in Schleswig-Holstein where the upper part of river and catchment (aprox. 4,2 km and 20 km2) are of predominantly rural character. The lower part on Hamburg territory (approx. 17,3 km and 68 km2) is of urban character with a high percentage of sealed surfaces that drain to the Wandse or their ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are embankments a good flood control strategy? A case study on the Kosi river

    Whether embankments should be used to control floods is a question of great importance in the eastern Gangetic plain, where embankment breaches cause severe flood damage every year and huge damage due to major breaches every few years. Critics of the embankment policy have called for a strategy of living with floods by building dispersed infrastructure to cope with floods. However, no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydrology and flood probability of the monsoon-dominated Chindwin River in northern Myanmar

    As the third largest river of Myanmar, the Chindwin River has great importance as a water resource and transport artery. At 113,800 km2 the basin is comparable in size to the Elbe basin in Europe, although with higher rainfall and runoff. During the southwest monsoon high rainfall intensities with spatial and temporal variation causing severe floods are threatening the region. The study aims to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A solution against flooding: New elevetor at River Terminal, NJ - Case Study

    River Terminal - New Jersey, USA Warehouse near Hudson River This is Geoplast worksite in Kearny, New Jersey. NEW ELEVETOR system was used in a warehouse near Hudson River and this has been a very succesful solution for this area. NEW ELEVETOR SYSTEM by Geoplast is the fastest and less expensive solution against floodings. The formwork can easily be installed in any ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Prediction of ungauged river basin for hydropower potential and flood risk mitigation: a case study at Gin River, Sri Lanka

    A hydrologic study was performed for ungauged river basin of Sri Lanka to examine synthetic discharge relations. Rainfall-runoff relationships were used for identifying hydrological conditions of the Gin River basin. The peak discharge achieves within 4.74 hours from the onset of the rainstorm and 11.95 hours take to reach its normal discharge conditions. Stream frequency of the Gin River is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of climate change on flood and drought events in Huaihe River Basin, China

    The impact of climate change on floods and droughts in Huaihe River Basin is studied using a coupled land-surface hydrology model and continuous wavelet transform technique. Observed temperature in the basin has increased by approximately 0.228 °C per decade since 1951. Observed precipitation and simulated and observed streamflows are used to grade flood and drought events. Two composite grading ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood safety standards

    A flood occurs when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense over a short period of period of time, or an ice or debris jam causes a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area (NOAA 2011). Melting snow can combine with rain in the winter and early spring; severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer; or tropical cyclone can bring intense rainfall to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Safety Standards

    A flood occurs when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense over a short period of period of time, or an ice or debris jam causes a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area (NOAA 2011). Melting snow can combine with rain in the winter and early spring; severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer; or tropical cyclone can bring intense rainfall to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood maps and plans

    Flood means the temporary covering by water of land not normally convered by water ( 2007/60 EC). There are various flood types, which differs regarding to the water source (e.g. rainwater, groundwater, stream water) their duration (short (minutes to hours) or long (weeks to months)) or to their location (e.g. coastal floods). One possible classification of flood types is listed below: Flash ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reassessing flood frequency for the River Trent through the inclusion of historical flood information since ad 1320

    The estimation of return periods for floods likely to have significant societal impact is challenging unless suitably long records exist. Relatively few sites across the UK provide a continuous record of river level or discharge over 50 years, whilst records extending back to the nineteenth century are rare. This represents a significant problem in providing robust and reliable estimates of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flooding management using hybrid model predictive control: application to the Spanish Ebro River

    In this paper, the problem of flooding management using hybrid model predictive control is presented and applied to the Ebro River in Spain. The Ebro River presents flooding episodes in the city of Zaragoza during spring when snow melts in the Pyrenees. To avoid flooding in populated areas, some land outside the city is prepared for flooding. This paper presents a control approach to determine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A GIS-supported 3D approach for flood risk assessment of the Qu'Appelle River, Southern Saskatchewan

    This research introduces a hybrid approach for flood risk assessment through GIS. The developed approach is based on the integration of hydraulic simulation and GIS analysis, which allows spatial-based visualisation and prediction of flood disaster. In particular, the Hydraulic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) model is employed to simulate multi-scenario flood cases within a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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