A SURVEY OF THE HYDROLOGIC DESIGN PRACTICES OF STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS

ESTIMATING FLOOD FLOWS IS A PREREQUISITE TO DRAINAGE STRUCTURE DESIGN. SIX CURRENT METHODS FOR ESTIMATING FLOOD PEAKS ARE OUTLINED. THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF THE HYDROLOGIC DESIGN PRACTICE OF STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS ARE PRESENTED AND COMPARED TO THE RESULTS OF A SIMILAR SURVEY TAKEN IN 1953. THE SURVEY IS IN TWO PARTS. THE FIRST PART DEALS WITH THE DESIGN FREQUENCY EMPLOYED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY AND STRUCTURES COMBINATIONS. THE SECOND PART OF THE SURVEY SAMPLES THE METHODS EMPLOYED TO ESTIMATE FLOOD FLOWS FOR SMALL AND LARGE STRUCTURES LOCATED ON SMALL DRAINAGE BASINS. CONSIDERABLE CHANGE HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE LAST 17 YEARS WITH REGARD TO THE METHODS USED TO PREDICT PEAK DISCHARGE FROM SMALL DRAINAGE BASINS. /AUTHOR/

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    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Hydrologic Series Bulletin
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409
  • Authors:
    • Wycoff, R L
    • Harbaugh, T E
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Accession Number: 00204325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 1971 12:00AM