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Estimating the magnitude of peak discharges for selected flood frequencies on small streams in South Carolina (1975)

Open-File Report 82-337

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Abstract

A program to collect and analyze flood data from small streams in South Carolina was conducted from 1967-75, as a cooperative research project with the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. As a result of that program, a technique is presented for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods on small streams in South Carolina with drainage areas ranging in size from 1 to 500 square miles. Peak-discharge data from 74 stream-gaging stations (25 small streams were synthesized, whereas 49 stations had long-term records) were used in multiple regression procedures to obtain equations for estimating magnitude of floods having recurrence intervals of 10, 25, 50, and 100 years on small natural streams. The significant independent variable was drainage area. Equations were developed for the three physiographic provinces of South Carolina (Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Blue Ridge) and can be used for estimating floods on small streams. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Estimating the magnitude of peak discharges for selected flood frequencies on small streams in South Carolina (1975)
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-337
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 17 p. :map ;28 cm.