Runoff Files for Flood Hydrograph Simulation

by Alan M. Lumb, (A.M.ASCE), Manager; Atlanta Regional Office, Hydrocomp, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.,
L. Douglas James, (M.ASCE), Prof.; School of Civ. Engrg., Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, Ga.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 10, Pg. 1515-1531

Document Type: Journal Paper


A system based on continuous streamflow simulation was developed for use in DeKalb County, Georgia, to obtain information on flood frequency and flood hydrographs needed for land-use planning and drainage system design. The Stanford Watershed Model was used to generate storm period runoff volumes at small time steps for three soil types and impervious area. Runoff volumes which include the effects of antecedent rainfall and evapotranspiration are stored on computer files and used as imputs to a routing model. Required inputs for the routing model include: (1)Soil types and impervious areas for selection of runoff files; and (2)measurements of the drainage basin for channel and storage routing.

Subject Headings: Flood routing | Drainage systems | Flood frequency | Hydrologic models | Runoff | Floods | Hydrographs | Computer models | Georgia | United States

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