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Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Small Rural Streams in Alabama

Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5135

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Abstract

Equations for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods for small rural streams in Alabama are presented for recurrence intervals ranging from 2 to 500 years. Floodfrequency characteristics are documented for 43 streamflow gaging stations included in the analysis. Each station used has a drainage area less than 15 square miles and at least 10 years of record prior to 2003. None of these stations were affected by regulation or urbanization. Regression relations were developed using generalized least-square techniques to estimate flood magnitude and frequency on ungaged streams as a function of the drainage area of a basin.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Small Rural Streams in Alabama
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2004-5135
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
10 p.