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Unformatted text preview: Engineering barriers: Levee augmentation Channelization River-channel restoration Flood insurance Flood-proofing Flood With an increase in velocity, the enlarged channel is now able to accommodate the increased flood discharge and carry a greater load. As discharge falls, the stream is unable to transport as much sediment. At the end of the flood it returns to its pre-flood dimensions. Adjustments to flood hazards: Floodplain regulation: Obtaining the most beneficial use of floodplains Flood-hazard mapping Floodplain zoning Government buyout and relocating people from floodplain Personal adjustments Perception of flooding: Individual level: Variable Local and state level: Mitigation plans Federal government level Mapping of flood-prone areas Floodplain management plans Public outreach...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course GEOL 2001 taught by Professor Babaie during the Winter '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Winter '09