"When rainfall occurs that provides more runoff than can be carried within the normal channels of existing streams a flood results. The excess water overflows the valley lands, invades developed areas, and causes destruction of property or, in extreme cases, loss of human life...Many structures are built to control water: Waterways of proper depth and width provide arteries of transportation; water controlled and discharged through water-wheels provides power; water may be caught in storage basins and distributed for irrigation or water supply; and water that is an actual or potential source of damage or danger to property or to human life may be controlled to prevent floods. When this control of water involves only the prevention of flood damage it is termed "flood control". The Meramec River is the first major tributary entering the Mississippi River on the right bank below the mouth of the Missouri River. The watershed area, comprising about 3,955 square miles, lies in the eastern central part of the State of Missouri...The object of this study is to recommend ways and means of regulating the streams of the Meramec Basin and is not concerned with the effects of the regulated waters on the Mississippi river. A comparison is made on the valuable farm and industrial downstream lands saved from inundation against the upstream areas flooded by the backwaters of reservoirs"--Introduction, page 1-2.
Carlton, E. W.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iv, 90 pages, maps
Meramec River (Mo.)
© 1950 Ilhan Kaya Ozbilen, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Flood control -- Missouri -- Meramec River
Reservoirs -- Missouri -- Meramec River
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Ozbilen, Ilhan Kaya, "Flood control with retarding basin type reservoirs in Meramec Basin, Missouri" (1950). Masters Theses. 4899.