Urban Stormwater Investigations by the U.S. Geological Survey

by Marshall E. Jennings, US Geological Survey, Gulf Coast, Hydroscience Cent, NSTL Station, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: Urban stormwater hydrology studies in the U. S. Geological Survey are currently focused on compilation of national data bases containing flood-peak and short time-interval rainfall, discharge and water-quality information for urban watersheds. Current data bases, updated annually, are nationwide in scope. Supplementing the national data files are published reports of interpretative analyses, a map report and research products including improved instrumentation and deterministic modeling capabilities. New directions of Survey investigations include gaging programs for very small catchments and for stormwater detention facilities.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Hydrology | Geological surveys | Urban development | Municipal water | Geology | Databases | Information management

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