Urban Watershed Management: Flooding and Water Quality
Peter G. Rowe
A presentation of the then current methods of measuring, modeling and managing urban watershed problems. Contributions vary with regard to disciplinary background, including hydrology, water quality, land-use planning, data base management, watershed modeling, drainage design, floodplain management, economics and law. Several case studies exemplify multidisciplinary research efforts among these fields. Concern over floodplain use and nonpoint sources of pollution is widespread, and there is currently much debate over structural and nonstructural approaches to flooding and water quality control. Indeed, many of the papers in this collection address themselves to these issues.
Citizen Participation in the Planning Process.
I.Modeling Urban Watershed Response.
Urban Drainage Problems
Effect of Urbanization and Other Factors on Synthetic Unit Hydrographs
Selected Approaches to Urban Watershed Response Modeling
Use of EPA SWMM for Continuous Simulation
II.Economics and Legal Issues.
The Economics of Urban Stormwater Management
The Federal Governments Evolving View of Floodplain Management
The Impact of Floodplain Studies and Floodplain Management on Private Property Rights
Nonstructural Approaches to Flooding and Water Quality Control
III. Data Bases in Watershed Management.
Flood Damage Assessments Using Spatial Data Management Techniques
Constructing a Geographic Information System for Watershed Management
Houston Metropolitan Common Data Base: METROCOM
IV. Case Studies.
Findings of the Rowlett Creek Basin Expanded Floodplain Study
An Initial Investigation of Structural and Nonstructural Flood Control Alternatives for Cypress Creek.
Prediction and Control of Urban Stormwater Quality: A case Study
Nonpoint Sources of Pollution: The Emerging Issue in Water Quality Management for Dallas-Ft. Worth