The objective of this paper is to summarize the performance of the levees (or stopbanks) along the Waimakariri and Kaiapoi rivers during the 4 September 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquakes. Shortly after their arrival in the Canterbury area in the mid-nineteenth century European settlers started constructing drainage systems and levees along rivers (Larned et al. 2008). In particular, flooding of the Waimakariri River and its tributaries posed a constant threat to the Christchurch and Kaiapoi areas. The current levee system is a culmination of several coordinated efforts...
Performance of Levees (Stopbanks) during the 4 september 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch, New Zealand, Earthquakes
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia U.S.A.
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Russell A. Green, John Allen, Liam Wotherspoon, Misko Cubrinovski, Brendon Bradley, Aaron Bradshaw, Brady Cox, Thomas Algie; Performance of Levees (Stopbanks) during the 4 september 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch, New Zealand, Earthquakes. Seismological Research Letters ; 82 (6): 939–949. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.82.6.939
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