Transmission Losses in Natural Stream Valleys

by A.L. Sharp,
K.E. Saxton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 5, Pg. 121-142

Document Type: Journal Paper


Study of 57 selected flood events on 18 rivers in Great Plains, that have tandem stream-gaging stations, indicated transmission losses averaged 40% of flood flows between upper and lower gaging stations averaging 53 valley miles apart; losses of over 200 acre-ft/valley mi, approximately 75% of flood volumes, were found.

Subject Headings: Flood plains | Rivers and streams | Gaging stations | Power transmission | River flow

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