Magnitude and frequency of floods in western Oregon

Open-File Report 79-553
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A method for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods is presented for unregulated streams in western Oregon. Equations relating flood magnitude to basin characteristics were developed for exceedance probabilities of 0.5 to 0.01 (2- to 100-year recurrence intervals). Separate equations are presented for four regions: Coast, Willamette, Rogue-Umpqua, and High Cascades. Also presented are values of flood discharges for selected exceedance probabilities and of basin characteristics for all gaging stations used in the analysis. Included are data for 230 stations in Oregon, 6 stations in southwestern Washington, and 3 stations in northwestern California. Drainage areas used in the analysis range from 0.21 to 7,280 square miles. Also included are maximum discharges for all western Oregon stations used in the analysis. (Woodard-USGS)
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Magnitude and frequency of floods in western Oregon
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 79-553
DOI 10.3133/ofr79553
Edition -
Year Published 1979
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Contributing office(s) Oregon Water Science Center
Description v, 51 p., 2 sheets :ill., maps (2 fold. in pocket) ;27 cm.
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