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Title:
Feasibility of early flood warning in eastern Pima County
Author:
Chudnoff, Dan Avram.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Interrelated physical, economic and social factors determine the viability of early flood warning systems to reduce damages and the loss of life due to flooding. A framework is developed to evaluate criteria for determining the feasibility of a warning system under flash flood conditions. A benefit-to-cost ratio for the early flood warning system is determined by quantifying both the reduction in property damages and loss of life due to a flood warning. The economic potential of a flood warning system is limited by both physical watershed constraints, such as length of warning time, and by a less than optimal response by floodplain users. It is shown that under flash flood conditions, the benefits of an early flood warning system are primarily derived from the saving of lives, and not property.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Flood forecasting -- Arizona -- Canyon del Oro Wash Watershed.; Natural disaster warning systems -- Arizona -- Oro Valley.; Natural disaster warning systems -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Flood damage prevention -- Arizona -- Canyon del Oro Wash Watershed.; Flood forecasting -- Arizona -- Oro Valley.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFeasibility of early flood warning in eastern Pima Countyen_US
dc.creatorChudnoff, Dan Avram.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChudnoff, Dan Avram.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractInterrelated physical, economic and social factors determine the viability of early flood warning systems to reduce damages and the loss of life due to flooding. A framework is developed to evaluate criteria for determining the feasibility of a warning system under flash flood conditions. A benefit-to-cost ratio for the early flood warning system is determined by quantifying both the reduction in property damages and loss of life due to a flood warning. The economic potential of a flood warning system is limited by both physical watershed constraints, such as length of warning time, and by a less than optimal response by floodplain users. It is shown that under flash flood conditions, the benefits of an early flood warning system are primarily derived from the saving of lives, and not property.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFlood forecasting -- Arizona -- Canyon del Oro Wash Watershed.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural disaster warning systems -- Arizona -- Oro Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural disaster warning systems -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFlood damage prevention -- Arizona -- Canyon del Oro Wash Watershed.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFlood forecasting -- Arizona -- Oro Valley.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBradley, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInce, Simonen_US
dc.identifier.oclc212893445en_US
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