Lessons from Hurricane Andrew's effects on hydraulic structures Conference

cited authors

  • Tsihrintzis, VA; Fuentes, HR; Camuso, JO

fiu authors


  • Documentation and description of Andrew's effects on open channels and other hydraulic structures in South Dade County, Florida, are presented, based on observations made during field trips to ravaged areas approximately one month after the event. Emphasis is on canal conveyance, navigational obstruction, scour due to surge waves, and damage to hydraulic structures. Based on the collected information, design recommendations are considered to avoid adverse effects or reduce structure damage in the future.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993

start page

  • 210

end page

  • 215