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Flood Control and Drainage Engineering

4th Edition

By S.N. Ghosh

CRC Press

400 pages

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Primarily written as course material on flood control and drainage engineering for advanced students of civil engineering, this new fourth edition is again thoroughly revised. It accommodates recent developments in remote sensing, information technology and GIS technology. New added material deals with flood management due to Tsunami waves, flooding due to dam failure and breaking of embankments, application of dredging technologies, problems of flood forecasting, flood plain prioritization and flood hazard zoning, and engineering measures for flood control. Drainage improvement is tackled, with particular regard to salinity and coastal aquifer management from the ingress of sea water. The book includes design problem-solving and case studies, making it practical and applications-oriented. The subject matter will be of considerable interest to civil engineers, agricultural engineers, architects and town planners, as well as other government and non-government organizations.

Table of Contents

Contents

1. FLOOD PROBLEMS

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Causes of flooding and economic losses

1.3 Flood management measures

1.4 Flood control strategies

1.5 Alleviation of flooding

2. ESTIMATION OF DESIGN FLOOD

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Methods of design flood computations

3. FLOOD ROUTING THROUGH RESERVOIRS AND CHANNELS

3.1 Flood routing through reservoirs—General

3.2 Basic Principles of routing

3.3 Routing through river channels

3.4 Hydraulic flood routing

4. DESIGN OF SPILLWAYS

4.1 Functions of spillways

4.2 Spillway classification

4.3 Types of spillways

5. FLOOD MITIGATION THROUGH PLANNING OF RESERVOIR CAPACITIES AND OPERATlON OF RESERVOIRS

5.1 Introduction

5.2 General design factors

5.3 Storage capacity determination

5.4 Live storage capacity

5.5 Flood storage

5.6 Dead storage

5.7 Reservoir operation fundamentals

5.8 Reservoir operation from practical considerations

6. FLOOD MITIGATION THROUGH RIVER PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT WORKS

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Theoretical background in river engineering

6.3 River improvement works

6.4 Channel improvement

6.5 Cutoffs

6.6 Diversion

6.7 Flood relief or by-pass channel

6.8 Intercepting of cutoff channel

6.9 Floodways

6.10 Flood-plain zoning or redevelopment

6.11 Spreading grounds

6.12 Soil conservation methods

7. FLOOD FORECASTING, WARNING AND FLOOD FIGHTING

7.1 General

7.2 Basic data

7.3 Communication network

7.4 Forecasting techniques and procedures

7.5 Determination of runoff from rainfall data

7.6 Method of forecasting stages

7.7 Flood warning

7.8 Engineering measures for flood fighting

8. ECONOMICS OF FLOOD CONTROL, PROJECT

8.1 General

8.2 Estimating flood damages

8.3 Estimates of benefit of flood control

8.4 Cost-benefit analysis for a flood control project

8.5 Flood control planning through remote sensing

9. DESIGN OF SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE SYSTEM

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Necessity for drainage

9.3 Removal of drainage water—Underdrains and their layout

9.4 Design of closed underdrains

9.5 Design of open underdrain

9.6 Design for leaching requirement

10. DESIGN OF SURFACE DRAINAGE SYSTEM

10.1 Necessity of surface drainage

10.2 Surface drainage channels design considerations

10.3 General design consideration of outfall culvert

10.4 Design consideration of tidal channels and outfall sluices

11. WATER-LOGGING AND SALINITY

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Causes of water-logging problem

11.3 Causes of the salinity problem

11.4 Salt water intrusion in coastal aquifers

11.5 Causes of the drainage problem

11.6 Remedial measures to combat water-logging and salinity

11.7 Important drainage projects and a case study

12. APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR FLOOD CONTROL

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Application for planning flood control measures

12.3 Flood warning

12.4 Concluding remarks

13. FLOOD PLAIN DELINEATION AND FLOOD HAZARD ASSESSMENT

13.1 General

13.2 Flood plain delineation from remote sensing

13.3 Estimation of flooded area

13.4 Flood plain delineation from digital terrain models (DTM)

13.5 Geo-referencing of the water level points

13.6 Creating a water surface

13.7 Flood plain delineation

13.8 Flood hazard assessment

13.9 Flood hazard zone indexing—simplified approach

14. FLOOD DAMAGE MANAGEMENT—Tsunamis and Storm Surges

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Characteristics of Tsunami Waves

14.3 Tsunami Run up and Damage

14.4 Tsunami Forecast and Warnings

14.5 Flooding due to Storm Surges

15. FLOODING DUE TO COLLAPSE OF DAMS—Breaching of Flood Levees and Urban Coastal Areas

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Cases of Failure of Earth Dams

15.3 Method of Analysis

15.4 Breaching of Flood Levees

15.5 Analysis and Results

15.6 Flooding in Urban Coastal Areas

INDEX

About the Author

The author, presently retired, served as professor and head of the Civil Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He also served the Calcutta Port Trust as Chief Hydraulic Engineer on deputation from IIT.

Professor Ghosh is a member of several learned societies and recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship for Post Doctoral Research at Imperial College, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009110
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
TEC014000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Hydraulics