DETERMINISTIC MODELING OF URBAN STORM WATER PROCESSES, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

Urban storm-water data from four catchments in Broward and Dade Counties, Florida, have been collected and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and are available for testing the applicability of deterministic modeling for characterizing stormwater flows from small land-use areas. A description of model calibration and verification is presented for the 58.3-acre highway site. Average errors in prediction of flood volumes and flood peaks were tabulated for a subset of 108 storms; 45 of the 108 storms also have detailed water-quality information. Calibration errors averaged 4.4 percent and -7.2 percent for total storm runoff and peak discharge respectively. Verification errors were somewhat larger--12.5 and 9.0 percent respectively and are indicative of true model error. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 275-281

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  • Accession Number: 00188195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM