Synthetic Unit Hydrographs for Ozark Watersheds

by Carl Settergren, Univ of Missouri, Sch of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Columbia, MO, USA,
Marion Morris, Univ of Missouri, Sch of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Columbia, MO, USA,
Allen Hjelmfelt, Univ of Missouri, Sch of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Columbia, MO, USA,
Gray Henderson, Univ of Missouri, Sch of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Columbia, MO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Management in the Eighties

Abstract: Few concepts in modern hydrology have been more widely used and abused than unit hydrograph theory. Nevertheless, during the years since its introduction in 1932 as an extension of the rational method of relating streamflow to a storm event, the unit hydrograph has brought the basic hydrologic processes into sharper focus. There have been numerous modifications made to the theory, basic assumptions and application. Unit hydrographs were constructed for two forested headwater watersheds in the Missouri Ozarks. Comparisons were made with standard Snyder and S. C. S. techniques. Modified synthetic unit hydrographs were developed for local use.

Subject Headings: Watersheds | Hydrographs | Streamflow | Comparative studies | Storms | North America | Missouri | United States

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