Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Science & Environmental Policy


ccording to a number of studies published on the Carmel River, the lower 15 miles are subject to flooding and erosion in times of high flows. In the past decade, high peak flows due to strong winter storms have caused property damage and the loss of land due to erosion in this area. The residents living along the banks of the Carmel River have had to deal with these factors, not always knowing how and why the river floods during these times. This project is an informative study in which the goal is to educate the people of the Carmel Valley about the processes, problems, and issues of flooding affecting the river today. The study will attempt to accomplish this by present a web page, which details river dynamics and the occurrence of floods in relation to the Carmel River. Interviews with professionals in the field of water management and hydrology helped in developing the format and design of the web page. Contact with these individuals and others in related fields, aided me in selecting the content that was displayed n the web page. I realized that there are many river front residents that are aware about the complexities and dynamics of the river. However, I also learned that there are those who do not have a strong understanding of stream processes. My hope is that my web page can provide them with a basic knowledge of the river, so that them may appreciate and safely manage the river for people of future generations.


Capstone Project (B.S.) Earth Systems Science & Policy Institute

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