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Floods in Georgia, magnitude and frequency : techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods in Georgia with compilation of flood data through 1974

Water-Resources Investigations Report 78-137

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Abstract

Regional relations are defined for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods having recurrence intervals of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 years on streams with natural flow in Georgia. Multiple-regression analyses were used to define the relationship between the flood-discharge frequency of annual peak discharges for streams draining 0.1 to 1,000 square miles and 10 climatological and physical basin characteristics. The analyses indicate that the drainage area of the basin is the most significant characteristic. Five regions having distinct flood-discharge frequency characteristics are delineated. Individual relations of flood magnitude and frequency to drainage area are given for parts of the main stems of the major rivers without significant regulation draining more than 1,000 square miles. (Kosco-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Floods in Georgia, magnitude and frequency : techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods in Georgia with compilation of flood data through 1974
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
78-137
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
vi, 269 p. :ill., maps ;27 cm.