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Title: Cold regions engineering : combined effects of temperature and soils on infiltration
Authors: Grant, Steven A.
White, Kathleen D.
Keywords: Soil moisture
Flood damage
Soils, effects of temperature on.
Publisher: Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TN-04-6
Abstract: More people are living and working in towns near rivers and coasts, with the result that losses due to flooding are becoming increasingly more common and severe. These consequences are not solely due to development within floodplains, but also to the cumulative effects of historical watershed alterations that have changed the hydrologic, hydraulic, and sediment-carrying capacity of the watersheds. Increased emphasis on environmental and socioeconomic aspects of floods and flood damage reduction requires the development of improved methods for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation, and monitoring of urban flood damage reduction projects to maximize benefits in a manner that is morphologically, environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now engaged in innovative planning, design, operation and maintenance, construction, and emergency response methods to provide flood damage reduction for current and projected growth in urbanized inland and coastal areas. The lead research program for this effort is called Technologies and Operational Innovations for Urban Watershed Networks (TOWNS), which has been strategically designed to develop technical products targeted at the needs expressed by those involved in urban flood damage reduction.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TN-04-6
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