ASSESSMENT OF NATIONAL SMALL RURAL WATERSHEDS PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A State-by-State assessment is made of the current status of the National Small Rural Watersheds Program with regard to adequacy of data collection and analysis. Methodology is recommended for flood frequency estimation to replace currently used biased approaches. Concepts of risk aversion are discussed, and decision criteria based on economic considerations are incorporated into the hydrologic evaluation. Stream gaging programs of various gaging densities for 48 States are evaluated and recommendations made for continuation or termination of the programs based on FHWA objectives of drainage culvert design. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared in association with GKY and Associates.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Meta Systems, Incorporated

    122 Saratoga Avenue
    Santa Clara, CA  USA  95050
  • Authors:
    • Fiering, M B
    • Sharpin, R E
    • Young, G K
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 23 Final Rpt., FCP 35H3-092
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8605
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM