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Hydrology's part in the war effort
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:48
|Hydrology's part in the war effort
|Year of Conference
|Stevens, J. C.
|11th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
|Proceedings of the 11th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
|American Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III:
|Hydrology planning, Wartime effort
An expose of the tremendous speed of war time construction of military cantonments and industrial expansion without adequate hydrologic planning is aired. Large sums of money were wasted hunting for water supplies where none existed within reasonable limits. No studies were made of surface supplies or groundwater supplies. Many cases of poor drainage systems with no lower ground to construct them, or the possibility of flood damage to buildings or life. Other cases of industrial expansion of plants and cities into well known flood plains along the large rivers. Little thought was given to previous records of flood damage or heights. Hydrologic planning is an essential part of all expansion and construction.