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Title: Flood hazard assessment for the Savannah River Site

Abstract

A method was developed to determine the probabilistic flood elevation curves for certain Savannah River Site (SRS) facilities. This paper presents the method used to determine the probabilistic flood elevation curve for F-Area due to runoff from the Upper Three Runs basin. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420.1, Facility Safety, outlines the requirements for Natural Phenomena Hazard (NPH) mitigation for new and existing DOE facilities. The NPH considered in this paper is flooding. The facility-specific probabilistic flood hazard curve defines as a function of water elevation the annual probability of occurrence or the return period in years. Based on facility-specific probabilistic flood hazard curves and the nature of facility operations (e.g., involving hazardous or radioactive materials), facility managers can design permanent or temporary devices to prevent the propagation of flood on site, and develop emergency preparedness plans to mitigate the consequences of floods. The flood hazard curves for the SRS F-Area due to flooding in the Upper Three Runs basin are presented in this paper.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750857
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-99-00933
TRN: US0001092
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society 2000 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: PBD: 18 Jan 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; FLOODS; RISK ASSESSMENT; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; NATURAL DISASTERS; EMERGENCY PLANS; FLOOD CONTROL

Citation Formats

Chen, K.F. Flood hazard assessment for the Savannah River Site. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Chen, K.F. Flood hazard assessment for the Savannah River Site. United States.
Chen, K.F. Tue . "Flood hazard assessment for the Savannah River Site". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750857.
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abstractNote = {A method was developed to determine the probabilistic flood elevation curves for certain Savannah River Site (SRS) facilities. This paper presents the method used to determine the probabilistic flood elevation curve for F-Area due to runoff from the Upper Three Runs basin. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 420.1, Facility Safety, outlines the requirements for Natural Phenomena Hazard (NPH) mitigation for new and existing DOE facilities. The NPH considered in this paper is flooding. The facility-specific probabilistic flood hazard curve defines as a function of water elevation the annual probability of occurrence or the return period in years. Based on facility-specific probabilistic flood hazard curves and the nature of facility operations (e.g., involving hazardous or radioactive materials), facility managers can design permanent or temporary devices to prevent the propagation of flood on site, and develop emergency preparedness plans to mitigate the consequences of floods. The flood hazard curves for the SRS F-Area due to flooding in the Upper Three Runs basin are presented in this paper.},
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year = {Tue Jan 18 00:00:00 EST 2000},
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