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FLOOD REDUCTION EFFICIENCY OF THE WATER-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN DADE COUNTY (MIAMI), FLORIDA.

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Abstract

Two tropical weather systems, Hurricane Donna (1960) and Tropical Storm Dennis (1981), produced nearly equivalent amounts of rainfall in a 48-hour period south of the Miami (Florida) area. These two systems caused extensive flooding over a 600-square mile area, which is primarily agricultural and low density residential. The 1960 and 1981 storms caused the highest water levels recorded in south Dade County since flood-control measures were initiated for south Florida in 1949. Ground-water levels during both storms rose 4 to 8 feet over most of the area causing widespread inundation. Operation of the water-management system in 1981 provided flood protection and rapid recession of ground-water levels thereby minimizing damage.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
FLOOD REDUCTION EFFICIENCY OF THE WATER-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN DADE COUNTY (MIAMI), FLORIDA.
ISBN:
0872625451
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
897
Last page:
902
Conference Title:
Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution, Proceedings of the Conference.
Conference Location:
Long Beach, CA, USA