Planning flood control projects in urban areas Academic Article uri icon


  • Planning and design of flood control projects invariably involves a consideration of sociological, economic, political and ecological factors in order to derive maximum benefits from the project. In urbanizing areas, this is often a rule rather than an exception where a project tends to have a variety of interrelated impacts on the environment. This paper presents the details of the planning efforts by the City of Louisville in Kentucky to implement a major flood control project with an overall goal to evaluate and rectify serious environmental problems brought upon by rapid urbanization in the area. This project was carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, District, to provide flood mitigation measures in the Beargrass Creek basin, which incorporates a major portion of the City of Louisville. The procedures and considerations used in the formulation, evaluation and the final selection of suitable flood control measures as devloped by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are critically examined. © 1988 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhaskar, N. R., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • June 1988