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Magnitude and frequency of floods in Nebraska

Water-Resources Investigations Report 76-109

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Abstract

Estimates of flood characteristics with recurrence intervals up to 100 years can be obtained at most sites in Nebraska by use of techniques presented. For natural-flow streams, equations and graphical solutions are based on regional relations between floods of a specific return period and selected basin characteristics. Nebraska was subdivided into five hydrologic regions by means of regressions and residuals from the regressions. Flood magnitude and frequency solution diagrams are presented for major controlled streams including the North Platte, South Platte, Platte, and Republican Rivers. Observed maximum flood peaks at 303 gaging stations with 13 or more years of record and significant peaks at 57 short-term stations and 31 miscellaneous sites are useful in designing flood-control works for maximum safety from flood damage. Comparison is made with maximum observed floods in the United States. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Magnitude and frequency of floods in Nebraska
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
76-109
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1976
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 128 p. :ill., maps ;27 cm.