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Modeled future peak streamflows in four coastal Maine rivers

Fact Sheet 2013-3021

Prepared in cooperation with the Maine Department of Transportation
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Abstract

To safely and economically design bridges and culverts, it is necessary to compute the magnitude of peak streamflows that have specified annual exceedance probabilities (AEPs). These peak flows are also needed for effective floodplain management. Annual precipitation and air temperature in the northeastern United States are in general projected to increase during the 21st century (Hayhoe and other, 2007). It is therefore important for engineers and resource managers to understand how peak flows may change in the future. This Fact Sheet, prepared in cooperation with the Maine Department of Transportation, presents a summary of modeled changes in peak flows at four basins in coastal Maine on the basis of projected changes in air temperature and precipitation. The full Scientific Investigations Report (Hodgkins and Dudley, 2013) is available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5080/.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Modeled future peak streamflows in four coastal Maine rivers
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2013-3021
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
New England Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Maine
Online Only (Y/N):
Y