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Title: Upper Susquehanna River Basin, New York : Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study Completion Report
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Baltimore District.
New York (State). Department of Environmental Conservation.
Keywords: Susquehanna River Watershed
Flood control
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Baltimore District.
Abstract: This Completion Report is for the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction (FDR), New York -Feasibility Study. The Upper Susquehanna River Basin (USRB) is a flood-prone area with numerous communities at risk. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has had a long history of working with New York State and local governments in flood risk management (FRM) in the USRB, building 20 FRM projects in the basin since 1938. A small portion of the USRB is in Pennsylvania, but it was not considered in this study effort. Flooding in 2006 and again in 2011 during Tropical Storm Lee have highlighted a need for continued FRM actions by all stakeholders in the basin. The USRB Study uses a comprehensive watershed planning approach to evaluate flood risk and investigate the feasibility of structural and non-structural FRM measures in identified areas. The USRB Study examined flood risk in order to identify high flood risk areas for the implementation of a potential Federal project, regardless of whether these areas already had a FRM project in place. Preliminary analyses included determining areas of greatest potential benefits and screening of project alternatives to determine areas with the highest potential for construction of a Federal FRM project, or modifications to an existing project. After the preliminary analysis and discussions with the USRB stakeholders, the Project Delivery Team (PDT) determined that a potential Federal project may be feasible for Binghamton. This was based on benefits associated with reducing residual flood damages from the existing FRM project. Binghamton was also initially scoped in the Project Management Plan (PMP) based on information about the project and reconnaissance-level analysis. In addition to Binghamton, the PDT conducted preliminary economics analysis for the Endicott-Johnson City-Vestal (EJV) FRM project and proposed project alternatives in Oneonta and Owego to determine if Federal interest in an FRM project was justified in those areas.
Description: Feasibility Study
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 642 pages / 40.63 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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