Tag Archive: flood plain manager

Dec 14 2012

Eltham 2011 Flooding


These are all from last year on Christmas in Eltham, Victoria Australia.  I couldn’t find much info about the event, but there is a lot of video showing various parts of the flooding. Railroad Washout   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcqmYeK9iRk?rel=0]  

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Dec 03 2012

A Few Good Reads (12/2/12): What if a superstorm strikes..?, Napa Flood Protection Completed, and Northern CA avoids serious flooding.

What if a superstorm strikes Sacramento? Billions of dollars in levee and dam improvements are under way in the area, supported by local, state and federal tax dollars. But emergency officials are quick to acknowledge that a levee break can still occur.  

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Nov 27 2012

A Few Good Reads (11/27/12): To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild? Drought and Water Deals in the West.

Cost of Shoring up Coastal Communities But even as these towns clamor for sand, scientists are warning that rising seas will make maintaining artificial beaches prohibitively expensive or simply impossible. Even some advocates of artificial beach nourishment now urge new approaches to the issue, especially in New Jersey.  The practice has long been controversial.

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Jul 26 2012

Criteria for Selecting Hydraulic Models, Part 1


Continuing with our coverage of the new HDS 7 manual from FHWA. Multiple Openings Multiple openings along an embankment are often used on rivers with wide floodplains. Rather than using a single bridge, additional floodplain bridges are included. Although one-dimensional models can be configured to analyze multiple openings, the judgment and assumptions that are made …

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