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Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin

W. R. Derrick Sewell

Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin

by W. R. Derrick Sewell

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Published by [Dept. of Geography, University of Chicago] in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • British Columbia,
  • Fraser River Watershed.
    • Subjects:
    • Water resources development -- British Columbia -- Fraser River Watershed.,
    • Flood damage prevention -- British Columbia -- Fraser River Watershed.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 154-163.

      Statementby W.R. Derrick Sewell.
      SeriesUniversity of Chicago. Dept. of Geography. Research paper ;, no. 100, Research paper (University of Chicago. Dept. of Geography) ;, no. 100.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsH31 .C514 no. 100
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 163 p.
      Number of Pages163
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5954355M
      LC Control Number65028147
      OCLC/WorldCa166991

      Get this from a library! Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Fraser River Basin, Canada. [William A Blomquist; Ken S Calbick; Ariel Dinar] -- The authors describe and analyze a nongovernmental, multi-stakeholder, consensus-based approach to river basin management in the Fraser River basin in Canada. The Fraser River drains , km2 of. Fraser River flood management We are planning for sea level rise projections of about 50cm over the next 30 years, one meter by , and two meters by Parts of Vancouver within low lying areas close to the ocean and Fraser River are vulnerable to coastal and river flooding.

      Fraser Basin - the area drained by the Fraser River and its 13 main watersheds.; Freshet - a seasonal rise in river discharge caused by heavy rain or melted snow.; Storm Surge - water that is pushed to the shore by the force of the winds, which can cause severe flooding particularly when the storm tide coincides with high tide.. Liquefaction - the process by which wet sediment behaves like a. Level Rise and Climate Change on Fraser River Flood Scenarios _ (Flood Safety Section, ). The project used the MIKE hydrodynamic model for the Fraser River from Hope to the Strait of Georgia to generate water surface profiles for peak flow quantiles corresponding to a range of annual exceedance.

        Check All Station Name Province Station Number Data Available (Past 6 hours) Operation Schedule; ADAMS LAKE NEAR SQUILAX: BC: 08LD Yes: Continuous: ADAMS RIVER . All populations rely on the lower Fraser to migrate. Despite the Lower Fraser watershed representing less than 5% of the Fraser basin’s size, the lower river supports more than half of the Fraser River’s Chinook and chum, 65% of its coho, 80% of its pink, and significant stocks of sockeye salmon.


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Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin by W. R. Derrick Sewell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sewell, W.R. Derrick. Water management and floods in the Fraser River Basin. Chicago [Dept. of Geography, University of Chicago] Metro Vancouver prepares for possibility of $30B flooding in Fraser Valley.

The Fraser Basin Council says major flooding throughout the Fraser Valley could cause up to $30 billion in damages and.

The largest Fraser River flood on record was in May, when rapid snowmelt caused river levels to rise dramatically, triggering flooding from Harrison to Richmond.

The flood was massive; however, property damage was limited because settlement was sparse. The next largest Fraser flood of record. Regionalization and Prediction of Annual Floods in the Fraser River Catchment, British Columbia Article in JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 17(4) - June It's been 70 years since a catastrophic flood hit B.C.'s Fraser Valley.

A third of the valley was underwater, thousands of homes were destroyed and the area was left with millions in damages. The Fraser River drainskm2 of British Columbia, supporting nearly 3 million residents and a diverse economy.

Water management issues include water quality and allocation, flood protection, and emerging scarcity concerns in portions of the basin. The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a locally-initiated nongovernmental organization (NGO) with representation from public and private stakeholders.

Fraser River levels are expected to reach metres. Insimilar water levels forced evacuation alerts and orders in the Fraser : Simon Little.

Abstract. The Fraser River Basin is British Columbia’s largest watershed (, km 2) boasting a wide diversity of plants, wildlife and natural resources, and home to million its headwaters to the Fraser River Estuary, the Fraser River Basin is a place where people of many cultures, languages and religions : David Marshall, Steve Litke, Theresa Fresco.

This paper describes and analyzes the effort to institute river basin management in the Tárcoles basin of Costa Rica. Located in west-central Costa Rica, the Tárcoles basin represents percent of the nation's total land area, but is home to half the nation's population and the metropolitan area of San José, the nation's capital and largest city.

Fraser River Basin Strategic Water Quality Plan Lower Fraser River: Fraser Delta, Pitt-Stave, Chilliwack and Harrison-Lillooet Habitat Management Areas. Introduction. Draining a watershed of approximatelykm 2, the Fraser River is the largest Canadian river that flows to the Pacific headwaters near Jasper, Alta in the Rocky Mountains, the Fraser flows for km before it discharges into the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver (Thompson, ).The Fraser River watershed is a major spawning ground for Sockeye and Chinook Cited by: The following model is the current official Fraser River flood profile from Hope to Mission: Fraser River Design Flood Level Update – Hope to Mission (PDF, MB) Return Periods.

Since the s, the design of flood protection for the Lower Fraser Valley has been based on the large floods of and The flood was the design flood for the Fraser River dikes. The Fraser River Basin Consisting of 34 intricately linked and interdependent riversheds, the Fraser River Basin drains 21 million hectares (more than a quarter) of British Columbia, and supports more salmon runs than any other river in the world.1 It is home to seven salmon species, including steelhead, and many other fish species, including giant.

For Provincial water level forecasts, visit the BC River Forecast Centre. According to the BC River Forecast Centre, the overall snowpack for the Fraser River watershed as of April 1, is at % of normal, and some areas of the Fraser River watershed are significantly higher than normal.

More than million people are directly or indirectly dependent upon the Ganges River Basin, which spans China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. While there are many books covering one aspect of the Ganges, ranging from hydrology to cultural significance, this book is unique in presenting a comprehensive inter-disciplinary overview of the key.

Sowell, W.R.O. () Water Management and Floods in the Fraser River, Research paper no. University of Chicago. Google Scholar Tennesse Valley Authority () Flood Damage Prevention, File Cited by: 5.

Using a comparative case-study approach, the study examined river basins where organizations have been developed at the basin scale and where organizations perform management functions such as planning, allocation, and pricing of water supplies, flood prevention and response, and water quality monitoring and improvement.

river authority’s view on complex flood protection measures in a river basin hrabovský, o., ivančo, r. options for the real use of drainage canals in the land resto-ration programme within the integrated river basin manage-ment halmo, p., alena, j. thursday december 8, – chairman: ing.

Current diking infrastructure along the Fraser River from Hope to Richmond does not have what it takes to stop a major flooding event if and when it comes. And the Fraser Basin Council estimates in a study the economic impacts of a major flooding event in the Lower Mainland could be $20 to $30 billion.

Fraser Watershed Initiative. The Fraser Watershed Initiative (FWI) is a multi-year campaign focused on the Fraser River Watershed. The FWI is working with First Nations, NGO’s and local governments across BC to ‘Heal and Protect’ the mighty Fraser River Basin.

The FWI offers a path forward to address identified threats. The purpose of this thesis was to assess the evolution of water resources planning in the Fraser River basin.

This assessment was done by first, identifying the principles of water resources management and detailing their history of acceptance in the water management literature.

The history of water resources planning in the Fraser River basin, more specifically the history of area planning in.The Fraser River Estuary Management Program and the Burrard Inlet Environmental Action Program, two smaller scale sustainability based management programs established in the lower Fraser basin, have proved extremely useful in advancing the larger scale Fraser Basin by: 3.The Fraser Basin Council reports that sincethe Fraser River has not had a flood of this magnitude, although there have been many high water events and limited floods.

Today in the Fraser Basin, there are about km of dikes, floodboxes and pump stations to protect communities and infrastructure from flooding.