thumbnail

Magnitude and frequency of summer floods in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona

Open-File Report 55-82

By:

Links

Abstract

Numerous small reservoirs and occasional water-spreading structures are being built on the ephemeral streams draining the public and Indian lands of the Southwest as part of the Soil and Moisture Conservation Program of the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Economic design of these structures requires some knowledge of the flood rates and volumes.  Information concerning flood frequencies on areas less than 100 square miles is deficient throughout the country, particularly on intermittent streams of the Southwest.  Design engineers require a knowledge of the frequency and magnitude of flood volumes for the planning of adequate reservoir capacities and a knowledge of frequency and magnitude of flood peaks for spillway design.  Hence, this study deals with both flood volumes and peaks, the same statistical methods being used to develop frequency curves for each.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Magnitude and frequency of summer floods in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
55-82
Year Published:
1955
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
15 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona, New Mexico
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N