Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301156
Title:
Tests on Arizona's New Flood Estimates
Author:
Reich, Brian M.; Osborn, Herbert B.; Baker, Malchus C., Jr.
Affiliation:
Planning and Resources Development, Pima County Flood Control District, Tucson; Southwest Watershed Research Center, USDA, Tucson, Arizona; Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Flagstaff
Issue Date:
13-Apr-1979
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A method for estimating regional flood frequency was prepared by R. H. Roeske of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1978 for the Arizona Department of Transportation. Hydrologists may wish to use these regression equations for estimating flood peaks or for other purposes in development or flood control engineering. Many of those needs are for watersheds smaller than 10 sq. mi., however, for which USGS measurements are scarce. Records from two groups of small experimental watersheds near Tombstone and Flagstaff, one gaged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Science and Education Administration and the other by the Forest Service, were used to independently evaluate the generalized Arizona relationships in specific applications to small watershed work. The new design floods for each experimental watershed were compared with estimates made using the USGS equation for two of the six flood frequency regions (FFR) in Arizona. The study showed that use of the generalized regional curve may underestimate flood peaks. Deviations from the curve can be caused by land use changes, differences in analytical methods, and use of short records.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTests on Arizona's New Flood Estimatesen_US
dc.contributor.authorReich, Brian M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsborn, Herbert B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Malchus C., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPlanning and Resources Development, Pima County Flood Control District, Tucsonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSouthwest Watershed Research Center, USDA, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentRocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Flagstaffen_US
dc.date.issued1979-04-13-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA method for estimating regional flood frequency was prepared by R. H. Roeske of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1978 for the Arizona Department of Transportation. Hydrologists may wish to use these regression equations for estimating flood peaks or for other purposes in development or flood control engineering. Many of those needs are for watersheds smaller than 10 sq. mi., however, for which USGS measurements are scarce. Records from two groups of small experimental watersheds near Tombstone and Flagstaff, one gaged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Science and Education Administration and the other by the Forest Service, were used to independently evaluate the generalized Arizona relationships in specific applications to small watershed work. The new design floods for each experimental watershed were compared with estimates made using the USGS equation for two of the six flood frequency regions (FFR) in Arizona. The study showed that use of the generalized regional curve may underestimate flood peaks. Deviations from the curve can be caused by land use changes, differences in analytical methods, and use of short records.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/301156-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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