5-16 - Flood Hazards and Mitigation 2008-05-16 Quiz from...

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Flood Hazards and Mitigation 16:17 Quiz from 2PM today until 3PM Monday Mitigation Responsibilities Federal level: o The Army Corps of Engineers Local o Varies by state Floods not covered by commercial homeowners insurance o Flood insurance can be obtained from FEMA Mitigation Building of artificial levees and floodwalls Upstream dams Floodplain land use management Flood hazard mapping Artificial levees behave the same as natural ones o Longer, more uniform o Stop flooding in areas that usually flood on a regular basis Flood walls o Solid vertical structures o May be placed away from river o Protect densely populated areas Place dams upstream o Collect excess water in reservoirs o Then release water more slowly downstream Land-use planning
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o Restrict development in some flood plains
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2009 for the course GEOL 105 taught by Professor Kohut during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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5-16 - Flood Hazards and Mitigation 2008-05-16 Quiz from...

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