U.S. Floods and their Management

  1. W.C. Ackermann
  1. Bob Buehler

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP006p0006

Hydrospheric Sciences in America: A Bicentennial Review

Hydrospheric Sciences in America: A Bicentennial Review

How to Cite

Buehler, B. (1976) U.S. Floods and their Management, in Hydrospheric Sciences in America: A Bicentennial Review (ed W.C. Ackermann), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/SP006p0006

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1976

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118637449

Online ISBN: 9781118668641

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Keywords:

  • Agnes and first billion dollar flood and flood proofing;
  • Chattanooga, dam safety and human values;
  • Flood insurance and floodplain management;
  • Hoover Dam, unsafe dams and tides;
  • Probable maximum flood (PMF) and probable maximum precipitation (PMP);
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Harriman;
  • Unified National Program for Managing Flood Losses and Uncle Sam Declares;
  • U.S. floods and management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Methods for Controlling Floods

  • Chattanooga Flood Problem

  • Plan for Chattanooga

  • Basic Roles of TVA

  • Chattanooga Success Story

  • Super Floods

  • Unsafe Dams

  • Tides

  • Hoover Dam

  • A Hallmark in Flood Control

  • Interesting Harriman

  • Flood Proofing

  • The First Billion Dollar Flood

  • The Nation's Greatest Flood Problem

  • Uncle Sam Declares

  • Floodplain Management

  • Unified National Program for Managing Flood Losses

  • Flood Insurance

  • Dam Safety

  • Agnes

  • Human Values

  • Conclusions