Title: Structural vs. Non-Structural Solutions to Water Management Problems The Kissimmee River Example
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Title: Structural vs. Non-Structural Solutions to Water Management Problems The Kissimmee River Example
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Structural vs. Non-Structural Solutions to Water Management Problems The Kissimmee River Example, Howard L. Searcy, December 21, 1993
General Note: Box 8, Folder 4 ( Vail Conference, 1994 - 1994 ), Item 17
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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STRUCTURAL VS NON-STRUCTURAL

SOLUTIONS TO WATER MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS

THE KISSIMMEE RIVER EXAMPLE


I) The

A)

B)

C)

D)

E)

F)

G)


Array of Water Management Problems

Flooding

Drought

Erosion/Sedimentation

Water Quality

Environmental/Habitat Alteration

Consumptive Use Issues

Navigation


II) Structural Solutions

A) Channelization

B) Impoundment

C) Diversion

D) Diking

E) Pumping

F) Check Dams

G) Rip-rap

H) Pavement


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III) Non-structural Solutions

A) Land Use Restrictions

B) Water Use Restrictions

C) Discharge Regulation

D) Environmental Protection Regulations

E) Species Protection

F) Restoration

G) Land Acquisition



IV) The Kissimmee River The Choices

or

That Was Then!!!

and

This is Now!!!

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A) Chronology of Man's Activities

B) The 1954 Diking Plan

C) Corps of Engineers Authorized Plan

D) Restoration Plan

E) The Future How's Your Crystal Ball?




HOWARD L. SEARCY, P. E.
CONSULTING ENGINEERS
A DIVISION OF LINDAHL, BROWNING, FERRARI & HELLSTROM, INC.
2000 PALM BEACH LAKES BOULEVARD
SUITE 702
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA 33409

DECEMBER 21, 1993

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KISSIMMEE RIVER

CHRONOLOGY OF MAN'S ACTIVITIES


1820s- 1850s
mid 1800s
1880s
1890s-1920s
1902



1900-1948
1948
1954


1954-1960


1961-1971
early 1970s
1972
1976-1983
1976


1979-1985
1985
1984-1989
1986 present
1984- present


US Army outposts during the Seminole Wars
Cattle introduced
Hamilton Disston's ditching and draining
Era of commercial river transportation
Federal navigation authorization of a 3' x 30'
channel with 3' draft clearance provided at normal
water levels
Numerous hurricanes caused repeated flooding
C & SF Flood Control Project Authorized by Congress
Specific authorization for Kissimmee basin by
Congress
Design, plan, and specifications for flood control
project
Construction of the flood control project
Grass roots movement to restore Kissimmee River
First public hearing on restoration, by C & SFFCD
State funded studies for evaluation of restoration
Florida Legislature passes the Kissimmee River
Restoration Act
US Army Corps of Engineers' Feasibility Study
Governor adopts a seven point restoration strategy
Phase I Demonstration Project
University of California, Berkeley modeling studies
District/Interagency studies and alternative plan
evaluations


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