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dc.contributor.advisor Bedient, Philip B.
dc.creatorQuinonez, Carlo G.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:00:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:00:54Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17818
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this project was to develop hydrologic and hydraulic models for the floodplain analysis for Brownsville, Texas and analyze mitigation alternatives within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital data framework. This framework allowed for flexible manipulation of data and easy interpretation of the results. A methodology was developed that would make improvements to the more standard floodplain analysis approach with respect to both cost-effectiveness and accuracy. The project relied extensively on readily available digital data with a minimum, but sufficient, incorporation of field data for model verification purposes. Examples of this type of data included a LIDAR digital elevation model, global positioning system data, aerial photographs, and land use and land cover data. Another project objective included the collection and organization of various hydrologic and hydraulic data sources within an ArcView GIS system. The consolidation of this data will allow for rapid and efficient model updates as required in the future, and for the analysis of various alternatives for future flood control.
dc.format.extent 130 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectHydrology
Environmental science
dc.title Development of HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS models for urban floodplain mapping and flood damage reduction in Brownsville, Texas
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Environmental Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Quinonez, Carlo G.. "Development of HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS models for urban floodplain mapping and flood damage reduction in Brownsville, Texas." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17818.


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