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Flood-prone areas and land-use planning; selected examples from the San Francisco Bay region, California

January 1, 1994

The common goal of flood-plain regulation and use is protecting life, minimizing public expenditures, and reducing flood loss. A comprehensive program combining structural and nonstructural measures can yield substantial benefits and may present a practical approach for managing a flood plain. A review of flood-plain planning, management, and regulation in the San Francisco Bay region, Calif., as shown by a study of Napa County , demonstrates complex multijurisdictional involvements. (Woodard-USGS)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1977
Title Flood-prone areas and land-use planning; selected examples from the San Francisco Bay region, California
DOI 10.3133/pp942
Authors Arvi O. Waananen, J.T. Limerinos, W. J. Kockelman, W. E. Spangle, M. L. Blair
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 942
Index ID pp942
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization