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Title: A comparison of methods to reduce potential peak flow on the West Fork Cedar River Watershed, Iowa
Authors: Interagency Floodplain Management Review Committee (U.S.). Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team.
Jorgeson, Jeffrey D.
Johnson, Billy E.
Freeman, Gary E.
Keywords: Flood control
Land management
Peak runoff
Storm runoff
Surface runoff
Watershed management
Watershed modeling
Floodplain management
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-95-16.
Description: Technical Report
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 during the spring and summer of 1993. In support of the SAST efforts, several watershed modeling studies were conducted to analyze the potential for reducing peak flow via several nonstructural watershed management approaches. This report summarizes the study that was conducted on the West Fork Cedar River Watershed in Iowa. The watershed was modeled using HEC-1, and the effects of various watershed management scenarios were tested with the model. Results which indicate the estimated potential reduction in peak flow due to those watershed management approaches are summarized.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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