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A flood-flow formula for Connecticut

Circular 365

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Abstract

A study of the frequency and magnitude of floods within the Connecticut area is contained in this report. Annual flood discharges for 44 stream-gaging stations whose records range in length from l0 to 40 years are presented and a regional flood-frequency relationship developed based upon the ratios of all floods to the mean annual flood at each of these locations. Definition of this curve for floods of larger recurrence intervals is based upon historical studies of extraordinary floods which have occurred within the area. For ungaged areas, the mean annual flood value may be determined by use of a flood-flow formula based upon the topographic characteristics of drainage area and basin slope. The development of this formula also is included.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A flood-flow formula for Connecticut
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
365
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1955
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
16 p. :ill., map ;27 cm.