CONCEPTUAL AND EMPIRICAL COMPARISON OF METHODS FOR PREDICTING PEAK-RUNOFF RATES

A wide variety of hydrologic methods have been proposed by hydrologic design. Because peak-discharge methods are the most widely used, it is instructive to compare the methods that are used most frequently. The methods compared include the rational formula, the U.S. Geological Survey urban peak-discharge equations, and the Soil Conservation Service peak-discharge methods. In addition to a comparison of the methods by using data from 40 small urban watersheds, the methods are compared on the basis of their input requirements and the means by which channel systems are accounted for. These latter two comparison criteria appear to be more important in selecting a method than accuracy. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-39
  • Monograph Title: Improving Estimates from Flood Studies
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  • Accession Number: 00382951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036119
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM