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Maximum floodflows in the conterminous United States

Water Supply Paper 1887

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Abstract

Peak floodflows from thousands of observation sites within the conterminous United States were studied to provide a guide for estimating potential maximum floodflows. Data were selected from 883 sites with drainage areas of less than 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers) and were grouped into regional sets. Outstanding floods for each region were plotted on graphs, and envelope curves were computed that offer reasonable limits for estimates of maximum floods. The curves indicate that floods may occur that are two to three times greater than those known for most streams.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Maximum floodflows in the conterminous United States
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1887
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 52 p.
Country:
United States