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Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin.

W R Derrick Sewell

Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin.

by W R Derrick Sewell

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Published by Department of Geography, Universityof Chicago in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


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SeriesResearch papers -- no.100.
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Open LibraryOL21728902M

The Ganges River Basin: Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods - CRC Press Book The Ganges is one of the most complex yet fascinating river systems in the world. The basin is characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity from climatic, hydrological, geomorphological, cultural, environmental and socio-economic perspectives. StreamStats provides access to spatial analytical tools that are useful for water-resources planning and management, and for engineering and design purposes. The map-based user interface can be used to delineate drainage areas, get basin characteristics and estimates of flow statistics, and more. Available information varies from state to state.

The Lower Mainland’s food security, transportation links and power supplies are at risk if an estimated 42 percent of the Fraser Valley floods as a result of climate-change-induced spring runoffs, government documents say. “The potential for flooding off the Fraser River caused by a rapid snowmelt (freshet) is a seasonal threat that could impact alm hectares (74, . According to Day (), many of the million people occupying the lower Fraser River basin are vulnerable to flooding and some lands have yet to be mapped. In fact between and , the dyking work in the lower Fraser River basin was pursued without any commitment to damage reduction policies (Booth and Quinn, ).Cited by:

This could happen if British Columbia’s Fraser River, the tenth-longest river in the country, rises to levels last seen in the late s, when the worst flood in the Lower Mainland’s recorded history deluged flat farmland and burgeoning riverside communities with water as far as the eye could see. The Fraser Basin Council (FBC), a non. The paper is organised as follows. Section 2 provides a description of the Brisbane River system and catchment, while Section 3 reports on the history of flooding in Brisbane. Section 4 details the rainfall recorded in eastern Australia over the period December to January Section 5 describes and comments on operational strategies for water releases from Brisbane’s flood Cited by:


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Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin by W R Derrick Sewell Download PDF EPUB FB2

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More than million people are directly or indirectly dependent upon the Ganges River Basin, which spans China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. The Fraser River / ˈ f r eɪ z ər / is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at Fraser Pass near Blackrock Mountain in the Rocky Mountains and flowing for 1, kilometres ( mi), into the Strait of Georgia at the city of Vancouver.

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Groundwater governance in India. Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has been constituted under Section 3(3) of the ‘Environment (Protection) Act, ’ for the purpose of regulation and control of groundwater development and management in the Country.

The purpose of this thesis was to assess the evolution of water resources planning in the Fraser River basin. This assessment was done by first, identifying the principles of water resources management and detailing their history of acceptance in the water management literature.

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This study aims to carry out the flood frequency analysis (FFA) of river Jhelum in Kashmir basin. Gumbel and Log-Pearson Type III (LP3) probability distributions were employed for simulating the. Controlling floods and droughts through underground storage: from concept to pilot implementation in the Ganges River Basin.

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More. Introduction. Flooding is a rising and overflowing of a body of water especially onto normally dry land. This can occur directly when rainfall is of sufficient quantity that the land surface cannot absorb and redistribute water fast enough to prevent a surface accumulation of water, or floods can occur indirectly such as when a river overflows its by: Controlled breaches are relatively rare, but have been used in most major flood events since as a last ditch means to lower flood stages threatening high-value areas, such as New Orleans (in ), Cairo, Illinois, and the St.

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Contents: Surface water resources / Sharad Kumar Jain, Marc A. Jeuland, Luna Bharati and Zahirul Haque Khan --Groundwater resources / Dipankar Saha, Anwar Zahid, Surendra Raj Shreshtha and Paul Pavelic --Climate change and the Ganges Basin / Marc A. Jeuland - .