Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Nontidal Streams in Delaware

Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Nontidal Streams in Delaware Usgs Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5146

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Synopsis

Reliable estimates of the magnitude and frequency of annual peak flows are required for the economical and safe design of transportation and water-conveyance structures. This report, done in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), presents methods for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods on nontidal streams in Delaware at locations where streamgaging stations monitor streamflow continuously and at ungaged sites. Methods are presented for estimating the magnitude of floods for return frequencies ranging from 2 through 500 years. These methods are applicable to watersheds exhibiting a full range of urban development conditions. The report also describes StreamStats, a web application that makes it easy to obtain flood-frequency estimates for user-selected locations on Delaware streams.

Book information

ISBN: 9781243696137
Publisher: Proquest, Umi Dissertation Publishing
Imprint: Proquest, Umi Dissertation Publishing
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Language: English
Number of pages: 68
Weight: 141g
Height: 246mm
Width: 189mm
Spine width: 4mm