Estimating Urban Flood-Frequency Characteristics

by M. E. Jennings, US Geological Survey, United States,
J. B. Atkins, US Geological Survey, United States,
E. J. Inman, US Geological Survey, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Methods in use by the U.S. Geological Survey to estimate flood-frequency characteristics for urban watersheds are compared with estimates based on the Soil Conservation Service TR-55 model. Data from four small urban watersheds in Georgia are used in the flood-peak and hydrograph comparisons.

Subject Headings: Floods | Urban areas | Watersheds | Municipal water | Soil analysis | Soil surveys | Hydrologic models | Mathematical models | North America | Georgia | United States

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