Paper No. 96184 of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (formerly Water Resources Bulletin). Discussions are open until October 1, 1997.
VALUE OF WOODY RWER CORRIDORS IN LEVEE PROTECTION ALONG THE MISSOURI RWER IN 19931
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 481–489, April 1997
How to Cite
Dwyer, J. P., Wallace, D. and Larsen, D. R. (1997), VALUE OF WOODY RWER CORRIDORS IN LEVEE PROTECTION ALONG THE MISSOURI RWER IN 1993. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 33: 481–489. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1997.tb03526.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
- woody corridors;
- levee stability;
- floodplain management;
- riverine buffer strips
ABSTRACT: Following the Midwest flood of 1993, a study was initiated along a 39-mile segment of the Missouri River to determine if there was an association between woody corridors and levee stability. A systematic sample of levee failures revealed that primary levees which did not fail had a significantly wider woody corridor than failed levees. Analysis of the total inventory of failed levees revealed that as the width of the woody corridor decreased, the length of the levee failure increased. Number of levee failures and their severity of damage could be reduced if woody corridors were at least 300 feet wide.