Quantification of Levee Impacts on Illinois Streams. Bill Jarrett 2/9/08 Senior Geography Research Seminar Geography Club. Introduction. Two recent trends Cost of flood damage Rising flood stages. Possible explanations of rising flood stages
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Senior Geography Research Seminar
“The status of the issue today depends entirely upon whom one asks. The concept of structural forcing of flood stages is widely cited in the environmental literature and popular press, but it is generally dismissed in the engineering and public policy arenas.” (Pinter et al. 2001)
(Haestad et al. 2003)
w=width(ft) d=depth(ft) v=velocity (ft/sec)
Q= w * d * v
(ft3/sec= ft * ft * ft/sec)