design flood

design flood

[di′zīn ‚fləd]
(civil engineering)
The flood, either observed or synthetic, which is chosen as the basis for the design of a hydraulic structure.
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Invitation to tender : The flood embankments of the International Rhine Regulation (IRR), which are located on the territory of Austria and Switzerland, will be cleaned up on the design flood (3,100 m3 / s).
Design flood is considered as a flood with certain return period, a historical flood or percentage of flood.
Students used modeling clay to design flood disaster kits and tried on life vests and jackets before practising climbing inside a rescue boat.
Contact your city or county building department to determine the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) and the Design Flood Elevation (DFE) at your location and your buildings susceptibility to flooding.
Demonstration of adequate stability and seepage control for all project elements under the design flood is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for levee accreditation under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations.
Rainfall data, which will be loaded into our database every hour, will equip us to investigate storm patterns in more detail and help us to better prioritise and design flood protection schemes.
A systems approach must review the performance of local, state, and Federal flood control measures to determine whether those measures - developed independently and without a common design flood - provide a reasonable approximation of the most prudent use of the river and adjacent floodplains.
In June 1992, DWR concurred in that consultant's findings that the dam is deficient under the design earthquake and design flood loadings, and requested that CalAm proceed with remediation.
The PAL status has been granted to these levee systems because FEMA and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) believe the systems provide flood protection against a design flood event with 1% annual chance of being exceeded.
A civil engineering company might use the information to design flood control structures along a river while a municipal planning agency might map unstable hillsides and identify special foundations that need to be built under new homes.
This report presents options and preliminary recommendations to the Town of Culpeper for improving Lake Pelham Dam (Mountain Run Dam #50) and Mountain Run Lake Dam ( Mountain Run Dam #11) and their spillway systems to safely pass the Spillway Design Flood (SDF) required by the Virginia Impounding Structure Regulations Dam Safety (4VAC 50-20).

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