A general review is given of trends in flood control, as seen by the writer. Five significant areas in systematization of flood control measures are: prevention; prediction; flood-plain proofing, physical measures of flood control (divided into extensive and intensive); and flood insurance. The extensive physical measures are divided into eight groups: levees and dikes; release basins; reservoirs; increased channel capacity; parallel channels; diversion channels, flood-plain polders; and flood-plain platforms. The classification scheme is an attempt for systematization of flood control measures mainly from the point of view of application of systems analysis, with a particular stress on the joint use of several flood control measures simultaneously.

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  • Accession Number: 00084913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASCE Journal of the Hydraulics Division
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 10943 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM