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Progress report to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Commission for year ending September 30, 1978

Open-File Report 79-523

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Abstract

The economic design of bridges and culverts requires a knowledge of the magnitude and frequency of floods for all size drainage basins. In addition, an analysis of the hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics at specific sites where unusual circumstances exist is a prerequisite to design. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Commission and the U.S. Geological Survey have a mutual interest in flood-frequency and open-channel hydraulics and are therefore cooperating in a program to provide information necessary to meet their objectives. This report summarizes peak stages and discharges for 106 sites on Arkansas streams. Drainage areas for the Ouachita River basin were delineated, planimetered, and compiled. A drainage-area report for the Red River basin was published in May 1978. Geological Survey personnel assisted in a dye study of flow direction and velocity in the Arkansas River at the East Belt Freeway crossing. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Progress report to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Commission for year ending September 30, 1978
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-523
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
ii, 22 p., 1 sheet :map ;28 cm.