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Evaluation of streams in selected communities for the application of limited-detail study methods for flood-insurance studies

Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4098

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey evaluated 2,349 communities in 1984 for the application of limited-detail flood-insurance study methods, that is, methods with a reduced effort and cost compared to the detailed studies. Limited-detail study methods were found to be appropriate for 1,705 communities, while detailed studies were appropriate for 62 communities and no studies were appropriate for 582 communities. The total length of streams for which limited-detail studies are recommended is 9 ,327 miles with a corresponding cost of $23,007,000. This results in average estimated costs for conducting limited-detail studies of $2,500 per mile of studied stream length. The purpose of the report is to document the limited-detail study methods and the results of the evaluation. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Evaluation of streams in selected communities for the application of limited-detail study methods for flood-insurance studies
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
85-4098
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, WRD,
Description:
iv, 54 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.