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Flood reduction efficiency of the water-management system in Dade County.

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Date Issued:
1986
Abstract:
Two tropical weather systems, Hurricane Donna (196) 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 (1,550 square kilometers), which is primarily agricultural and low density residential. Total rainfall for each of these events ranged from about 12 inches (305 millimeters) to more than 20 inches (508 millimeters); many stations recorded rainfall with a recurrence interval in excess of 100 years of the storm. 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 (1.2 to 2.4 meters) 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.
Title: Flood reduction efficiency of the water-management system in Dade County.
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Name(s): Waller, Bradley G.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 6 pages
Language(s): English
Abstract: Two tropical weather systems, Hurricane Donna (196) 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 (1,550 square kilometers), which is primarily agricultural and low density residential. Total rainfall for each of these events ranged from about 12 inches (305 millimeters) to more than 20 inches (508 millimeters); many stations recorded rainfall with a recurrence interval in excess of 100 years of the storm. 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 (1.2 to 2.4 meters) 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.
Identifier: FI06082198 (IID), 1031746 (digitool), fiu:18043 (fedora), AAC1063QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Hurricanes -- Florida
Floods
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