Masters Theses

Abstract

"The triangular pattern of protection, evacuation and flood plain zoning, as the only truly effective and comprehensive approach to proper flood control, is substantiated in practically all technical publications on this subject by economic and engineering leaders. Yet in actual practice, at the present time, flood plain zoning is not being actively applied by any federal flood control agency and by only one of the forty-nine states faced with this common problem. This lack of direct application was probably best described recently by Walter B. Langbein, Water Resources Division Engineer, U. S. Geological Survey when he said, "Flood Plain Zoning, like almost all that is virtuous, has great verbal support, but almost nothing has been done about it".

It is the threefold purpose of this study to discuss the basic mechanics of flood plain zoning; to indicate why this essential element of flood control has been ineffective until now; and finally, to present recommendations for what appears to the author to be a workable flood plain zoning program in the United States"--Introduction, pages 1-2.

Advisor(s)

Muir, Clifford D.

Committee Member(s)

Carlton, E. W.
Maxwell, James C.
Roberts, J. Kent, 1922-2014
Davidson, Robert F., 1911-1971

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1959

Pagination

104 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 1959 William James O'Neill, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flood control -- United States
Zoning law -- United States

Thesis Number

T 1234

Print OCLC #

5928229

Electronic OCLC #

915952589

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