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Technique for estimating depth of floods in Tennessee

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4050

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Estimates of flood depths are needed for design of roadways across flood plains and for other types of construction along streams. Equations for estimating flood depths in Tennessee were derived using data for 150 gaging stations. The equations are based on drainage basin size and can be used to estimate depths of the 10-year and 100-year floods for four hydrologic areas. A method also was developed for estimating depth of floods having recurrence intervals between 10 and 100 years. Standard errors range from 22 to 30 percent for the 10-year depth equations and from 23 to 30 percent for the 100-year depth equations. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Technique for estimating depth of floods in Tennessee
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4050
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 25 p. :ill. ;28 cm.