GE 4001 - Evolution
of Flood Control Engineering
Dry ephemeral channel in the central Mojave Desert, near Rock Springs in the Mid Hillsarea.
This view is looking upstream at the rock-alluvium transition, as it appears duringmost of the year.
Note the child running for scale.
The same channel near Rock Springs during a flash flood event on June 16, 1969.
During high flows the channel bed is scoured significantly, such that 10-feet high
standing waves are developed. Note the extreme turbidity of the runoff, which
decreases the effective weight of the suspended bedload as much as 90%.
Both photos by Dennis Casebier of Mojave Desert Archives in Goffs, CA.
-Flood Control Course Syllabus
-History of Flood Control in the United States
(Web Section Featuring New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina Disaster & Background)
-Site Characterization and Failure Modes in
the Paterno Flood Case
-Evolving Laws for Flood Damage Litigation
-Career of Brigadier General Herbert D. Vogel, P.E., NAE
Engineering By Storm
(Excellent article in winter 2004 issue of The Bent, a publication of Tau Beta Pi on
the 1913 Dayton, OH flood and the stablishment of the Miami Conservancy District)
from Floods of December 1982 to May 1983
in the Central and Southern Mississippi River and
Gulf of Mexico Basins
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