Generalized flood-frequency estimates for urban areas in Missouri

Open-File Report 71-116



A method is presented for estimating flood-frequency information for urban areas in Missouri. Flood-frequency relations are presented which provide an estimate of the flood-peak discharge for floods with recurrence intervals from 2.33 to 100 years for basins with various degrees of existing or projected urban development. Drainage area sizes for which the relations are applicable range from 0.1 to 50 square miles.

These generalized relations will be useful to the urban planner and designer until more comprehensive studies are completed for the individual urban areas within the State. The relations will also be of use in the definition of flood-hazard areas in Missouri.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Generalized flood-frequency estimates for urban areas in Missouri
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 71-116
DOI 10.3133/ofr71116
Year Published 1971
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 18 p.
Country United States
State Missouri
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