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Preliminary flood-frequency relations and summary of maximum discharges in New Mexico; a progress report

Open-File Report 71-251

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Abstract

The magnitude and frequency of floods is defined regionally for streams in New Mexico. An analysis was made, using multiple- regression techniques, relating flood peaks of 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50-year recurrence intervals to selected physical and climatic basin characteristics. The state was divided into three flood regions, and the resulting equations and associated standard error of prediction are presented for each of these regions. In addition the maximum observed discharges at regular and crest-stage gaging stations, and all peak discharges by indirect measurements at miscellaneous sites are presented in tabular and graphical form. The equations developed in the study can be used to compute peak discharges of floods of given recurrence intervals for use in the design of drainage structures.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary flood-frequency relations and summary of maximum discharges in New Mexico; a progress report
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
71-251
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1971
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
76 p. ill., maps ; 27 cm.