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Inland flood hazards : human, riparian, and aquatic communities

Author: Ellen E Wohl
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As flood-related damages to human communities and river ecosystems continue to increase, the type of review discussions presented in this volume become of increasing importance to our efforts to mitigate flood hazards. This volume is unique among treatments of flood hazards in that it addresses how the nonoccurrence of floods, in association with flow regulation and other human manipulation of river systems, may  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen E Wohl
ISBN: 0521624193 9780521624190
OCLC Number: 42652759
Description: xiii, 498 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Inland flood hazards / Ellen E. Wohl --
Hydroclimatology of meteorologic floods / K.K. Hirschboeck, L.L. Ely, and R.A. Maddox --
Floods from natural and artificial dam failures / Daniel A. Cenderelli --
Anthropogenic impacts on flood hazards / Ellen E. Wohl --
Inundation hydrology / Leal A.K. Mertes --
Geomorphic effects of floods / Ellen E. Wohl --
Contaminant transport hazards during flooding / Jim B. Finley --
Floods, flood control, and bottomland vegetation / Jonathan M. Friedman and Gregor T. Auble --
Flooding and aquatic ecosystems / Richard S. Wydoski and Edmund J. Wick --
The effects of variable river flow on human communities / Dorothy Merritts --
Predicition and modeling of flood hydrology and hydraulics / Jorge A. Ramírez --
Flood frequency analysis and statistical estimation of flood risk / Jery R. Stedinger --
Paleoflood hydrology and the estimation of extreme floods / Victor R. Baker --
Comparison of flood management strategies / Chester C. Watson and David S. Biedenharn --
Nonstructural mitigation of flood hazards / Eve Gruntfest --
Planning for flow requirements to sustain stream biota / Clair B. Stalnaker and Edmund J. Wick --
Cultural perspectives of flooding / Melinda J. Laituri --
Urban planning for flood hazards, risk, and vulnerability / Douglas Hamilton and Alejandro Joaquin --
Floods in the 21st century / Ellen E. Wohl.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen E. Wohl.
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This 2000 volume presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of issues related to inland flood hazards.  Read more...

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