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New look at regional flood-frequency relations for arid lands

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

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DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1992)118:6(868)

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Abstract

A new method is proposed that combines records for several streamflow-gaging stations, as in the station-year approach, and produces regional flood-frequency relations using an iterative regression technique. This technique eliminates the need to extrapolate the flood-frequency relation to the flood probability of interest. The resulting multiparameter regional flood-frequency relation is based on all the available annual peak-flow data. The method was applied to a group of records from 42 gaging stations in Nevada with many years of no flow and with many poorly defined flood-frquency relations. One- and two-parameter models were developed in which much of the variance in peak discharge is explained by drainage area. The log-Pearson type III and Weibull probability distributions were used in the models. Part of the error is directly assessed using randomly selected subsamples of the annual peak discharges. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
New look at regional flood-frequency relations for arid lands
Series title:
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
DOI:
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1992)118:6(868)
Volume
118
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
First page:
868
Last page:
886
Number of Pages:
19