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Floods and Reservoir Safety – Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of Floods and Reservoir Safety is now available from ICE Publishing. This publication provides guidance on flood protection standards, flood magnitude and freeboard guidance for those who are responsible for the design and inspection of reservoirs.

Recent changes to extreme flood estimation in the form of rainfall depth–duration–frequency and rainfall–runoff models, reservoir safety legislation, and adoption of a risk-based approach to that legislation are all addressed in the fourth edition of Floods and Reservoir Safety.

Floods and Reservoir Safety should be read in conjunction with the latest revision of the FEH, in particular those sections that apply to reservoir safety flood inflow estimation.

Floods and Reservoir Safety is essential reading for those individuals appointed to the All Reservoirs Panel of engineers qualified to design and also inspect reservoirs in the UK.

Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Floods and waves protection standards
Section 3: Derivation of reservoir design flood inflow
Section 4: Reservoir flood routing
Section 5: Waves, wave overtopping, and dam freeboard
Section 6: The overflowing and overtopping of embankment dams
Section 7: Floods during dam construction and dam improvement work

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