Scale Model of Urban Runoff from Storm Rainfall

by Robert A. Grace,
Peter S. Eagleson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 161-176

Document Type: Journal Paper


The response of a small urban watershed to four storms is generated in the laboratory by a scale model consisting of a programmed rainfall generator, vertically-distorted scaled topography, and a weighing device for recording the cumulative runoff. Comparison of these results with prototype measurements through use of derived scaling laws shows reasonable agreement.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Scale models | Hydrologic models | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Runoff | Municipal water | Watersheds | Stormwater management

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