Some Sediment Aspects of Tropical Storm Agnesby Harold P. Guy, (M.ASCE), Res. Hydro.; U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA,
Terry L. Clayton, Hydrologic Technician; U.S. Geological Survey, Fairfax, VA,
Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 9, Pg. 1653-1658
Document Type: Journal Paper
This note documents the runoff and sediment aspects of hurricane Agnes (June 1972) on the drainage basin of Stave Run in Reston, Vir. The total drainage basin area contributing to the runoff was 49.1 acres (19.87 x 104m²) composed of 13.7 acres (5.5 x 104m²) of a wooded (hardwood) area, 8.6 acres (3.48 x 104m²) of asphalt paving, and 2.7 (1.09 x 104m²) of the main Geological Survey building. The remaining area, termed the construction area, is in various states of stability relative to sediment yield. Tables and graphs are presented showing the amount of rainfall, the amount of runoff, and the amount of sediment eroded, site deposited, and transported.
Subject Headings: Sediment | Hurricanes and typhoons | Tropical regions | Drainage basins | Runoff | Wood structures | Pavements | Geology | Geological surveys
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