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Reservoir system for the control of floods in the Connecticut River Valley.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Flood Control

Reservoir system for the control of floods in the Connecticut River Valley.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Flood Control

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reservoirs,
  • Flood control,
  • Connecticut River

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesReservoir system for control of floods in Connecticut River Valley
    SeriesH.rp.781
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination2 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16188068M

    Hetch Hetchy is the name of a valley, a reservoir and a water system in California in the United glacial Hetch Hetchy Valley lies in the northwestern part of Yosemite National Park and is drained by the Tuolumne thousands of years before the arrival of settlers from the United States in the s, the valley was inhabited by Native Americans who practiced subsistence. The rainfall resulted in numerous floods and flash floods on smaller streams though the central part of the state. The larger rivers in Connecticut, the Housatonic and Connecticut, were not as greatly impacted because their headwaters in the more northern parts of New England were not impacted by heavy rain with this event.

      1 During a flood, which usually came in April when snow melted in the Great Plains, or in June when it melted in the Rocky Mountains, the river could become a “foaming, misdirected monster. Flooding affects a large portion of the Oxbow in Northampton. Flood waters also reach Route 5, a portion of which may be impassable. Flooding spreads across the lower lying sections of Hadley. In Hatfield, back water from the Connecticut River will push the Mill River over its banks, flooding parts of Valley Street and surrounding areas.

      The reclassification of the dam in San Bernardino County comes amid growing concerns that California’s major federal flood-control systems were based on . Station Number Station name Date/Time Gage height, feet Dis-charge, ft3/s Long-term median flow 8/10 Undefined: LATIMER BROOK NR IN EXIT 75 NR FLANDERS, CT.


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Reservoir system for the control of floods in the Connecticut River Valley by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Flood Control Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States, flowing roughly southward for miles ( km) through four rises at the U.S. border with Quebec, Canada, and discharges at Long Island Sound. Its watershed encompasses five U.S.

states and one Canadian province, 11, square miles (29, km 2) via tributaries, 38 of which are major y: United States. the United States construct in the Connecticut River Valley a comprehensive system of local protection works and dams and reservoirs to control floods and prevent loss of life and property, the disruption of orderly processes and the impairment of commerce between the aforesaid states; and.

The Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Compact is an interstate compact among Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont that allows the member states to cooperatively address flood control and water resource management issues in the Connecticut River basin and its tributaries.

It also provides financial reimbursement to local jurisdictions for losses incurred by hosting Formation date: The Connecticut River Flood Control Compact was signed into law by President Dwight D.

Eisenhower on June 6,having been previously authorized by the state legislatures of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The passage of the compact established the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission. The Black River is a mile-long ( km) river in the U.S.

state of Vermont, and a tributary of the Connecticut watershed, or drainage basin, consists of some square miles ( km 2) in southeastern Vermont, almost all of which lies in Windsor County.

By cutting the flow of the Yangtze River, the dam has retained huge amounts of silt, which not only dampens its flood control capacity by filling the reservoir.

The natural valley storage areas reduce flood levels by retaining his excess water. A study of the Charles River watershed showed a need to protect the natural valley storage areas from further development.

The study recommended that the federal government purchase and preserve these lands as a viable means of flood control. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a series of flood control dams by the early s, impounding millions of tons of water and reining in the Mad River in. A new runoff record in22 percent higher than the peak, proved too much even for even the nation’s biggest reservoir system to manage, and there was heavy flooding.

within the course of the river and formed by partially or completely enclosed water-proof banks (and usually filled by diverted river flows or pipes) are often referred to as off-river, or bunded, reservoirs.

Reservoirs created by dams or weirs serially along a river course form a cascade (Figure ). Flood Control Politics: The Connecticut River Valley Problem, [William Edward Leuchtenburg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Flood Control Politics: The Connecticut River Valley Problem, Author: William Edward Leuchtenburg.

Published maps of the southeast United States and the Tennessee Valley showing future dam and reservoir sites, the river navigation program, and the valley as a potential national defense center, (20 items). Machine-Readable Records (General) Flood Control in the Connecticut River Basin Between andthe U.S.

Army Corps of Engi neers (USACE) built 16 flood-control dams in the Connecticut River Basin. The majority of the dams were in operation by The 16 dams, which are located on headwater streams, control storm runoff from about 15 percent of the basin’s drain age area.

The Mad River Dam and Reservoir is located on the Mad River in Winchester. From Winsted, it is two miles west on U.S. The project consists of an earthfill dam with stone slope protection feet long and feet high; an earthfill dike with stone slope protection 2, feet long and 60 feet high; a foot-long ungated circular concrete conduit with a diameter of three feet nine inches.

An important link in a system of flood control projects, East Branch provides flood protection for the Clarion River Valley as well as the lower Allegheny and upper Ohio Rivers.

East Branch Lake has the capability to store the equivalent run-off of inches of. The Housatonic River has no flood control projects per se. But the system of dams the Northeast Generation Services operates along its length can catch and collect water, and to some extent.

ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Language Note: In English. Description: vi, pages illustrations, map 22 cm: Contents: Frontmatter --Acknowledgments --Contents --CHAPTER I. Sources of Conflict --CHAPTER ment Action in the Valley before --CHAPTER Failure to Harness the River, --CHAPTER Flood Control Conflict --CHAPTER V.

Get this from a library. Flood control politics the Connecticut River Valley problem, [William E Leuchtenburg].

VIC BAKER: Most people think of floods by watching the T.V., and they see the water rising in a river, and they see a house going underwater, maybe there's a person on top of the house. Think of. In Connecticut, the flooding of rivers and streams in the north is significant, with rainfall in excess of 7 inches recorded.

The Farmington, Mad, Still and Naugatuck rivers burst. The Wichita and Valley Center Local Protection Project, authorized by the Flood Control Act (Public Law ), was approved on Jand consists of levees, floodways, improved channels, and control structures on the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers and Chisholm Creek in Sedgwick County, south-central Kansas.Will confer on Conn River Valley pact.

GOVERNORS TO HEAR ARMY'S FLOOD PLAN; Woodring Will Confer Tomorrow With Four Executives on Connecticut Valley Pactt RESERVOIR SYSTEM IS AIM Merrimack Valley.On receipt of information from the chief of engineers that request is to be made for funds for the purpose of preparing detailed plans and specifications for any flood control dam and reservoir proposed to be constructed in the Connecticut River Valley, including those specified in Article IV, the commission shall make an estimate of the amount.