Predicting Storm Runoff on Small Experimental Watersheds

by Neal E. Minshall, (M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; Watershed Tech. Research Branch, Soil and Water Conservation Research Div., Agric. Research Service, U. S. Dept. of Agric., Madison, Wis.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 8, Pg. 17-38


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Careful estimates of runoff are required for design of flood-retarding and channel-stabilizing structures, and bridges and culverts in small upstream watersheds; based on field experiments, method is presented for extending period of runoff records based on analysis of existing short term records of rainfall and runoff for watershed, and longer record of rainfall alone; method for developing synthetic unit hydrographs for ungaged areas.

Subject Headings: Runoff | Watersheds | Bridge design | Rain water | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Hydraulic design | Floods | Structural analysis

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