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Title: Jordan Creek Flood Risk Management Study, Springfield, Missouri : Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Little Rock District.
Springfield (Mo.)
Keywords: Springfield (Mo.)
Flood control
Jordan Creek (Greene County; Mo.)
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Little Rock District.
Abstract: The purpose of the report is to analyze flood risk management issues in Springfield, Missouri. The City of Springfield, Missouri (City), the non-Federal sponsor, requested assistance from the Corps of Engineers to study and provide recommendations for reducing significant flood damages in and around Jordan Creek. This report was prepared as an interim response to the White River Basin, Arkansas and Missouri, Comprehensive Study Resolution passed on 11 May 1962 by the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works. The overall objective of the planning study is to improve flood risk management and improve the overall quality of life for the residents of Springfield, Missouri. The City experiences damages from flash floods because of insufficient flow capacity along Jordan Creek. The area along Jordan Creek is heavily urbanized and includes extensive infrastructure associated with both commercial and industrial areas. Jordan Creek, Wilsons Creek, North Branch Jordan Creek and South Branch Jordan Creek are classic urban streams throughout most of their respective lengths. The upstream reaches of North and South Branches consist of grass ditches with small culverts capable of carrying only small frequent storm events through the surrounding residential neighborhoods. They flow through an industrial area and several college campuses into Jordan Creek, which includes concrete and natural channels, some regional detention and large-diameter culverts capable of conveying a 1/5 – 1/10 Annual Chance Exceedance (ACE). When large rainfall events occur, the water exceeds the channel capacity and flows through the downtown area over streets and through buildings, moving with it the debris it picks up along the way. The downstream portion of Jordan Creek is primarily natural channel with an assortment of conveyance improvements: bridges, culverts, utility crossings and grade control structures. Jordan Creek ultimately merges with Fassnight Creek to create Wilsons Creek. Substantial damage to the area occurs at about 1/10 – 1/25 ACE.
Description: Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 700 pages / 64.48 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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