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Title: Comparison of potential runoff reduction for various nonstructural watershed management approaches
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. St. Paul District.
Jorgeson, Jeffrey D.
Sands, Richard John.
Freeman, Gary E.
Keywords: Flood control
Peak runoff
Watershed management
Watershed modeling
Storm runoff
Land management
Surface runoff
Mathematical models
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-95-3.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team (SAST) was formed by direction of the White House to provide technical guidance on recovery efforts and future floodplain management issues in the upper Mississippi River basin as a result of the unprecedented flooding that occurred there during the spring and summer of 1993. The SAST conducted a series of watershed modeling studies to analyze the potential reduction in peak runoff for various nonstructural watershed management practices. The results of those studies are summarized. In addition to the potential peak flow reductions, the potential reductions in total runoff volume are compared for various nonstructural watershed management approaches. Those approaches include maximization of infiltration through land management changes, maximization of wetland storage, and installation of small flood prevention structures to temporarily store water. The watershed management practices, watershed modeling studies, and potential reductions in surface runoff are detailed.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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