Synthetic Peak Discharges for Design Criteria

by H.C. Getty,
J.H. McHughs,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 5, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


Method for determining peak discharges at stations where records are too short to afford reliable data or at ungaged locations; method uses multiples of unit hydrograph peaks to describe peak discharges and relates frequency of occurrence of these multiples to average annual volumes of storm runoff; unit hydrograph accounts for basin characteristics, and volume of storm runoff accounts for variations in rainfall and soils.

Subject Headings: Water discharge | Hydrographs | Storms | Runoff | Hydrologic data | Retention basins | Rainfall frequency | Rainfall-runoff relationships

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