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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. A method was developed to determine the probabilistic flood hazard curves for SRS facilities. 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:
760269
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2000-00466
TRN: US0005043
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Science of Total Environment; Other Information: Submitted to Science of Total Environment; PBD: 15 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; FLOODS; MITIGATION; RUNOFF; RISK ASSESSMENT; EMERGENCY PLANS

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/760269.
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title = {Flood Hazard Assessment for the Savannah River Site},
author = {Chen, K.F.},
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. A method was developed to determine the probabilistic flood hazard curves for SRS facilities. 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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journal = {Science of Total Environment},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
month = {Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2000}
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