The Estimation of Extreme Floods in Brazilby Jerson Kelman, Electric Energy Research Cent, Brazil,
Abstract: In Brazil, the design flood of a large dam is calculated using either the Probable Maximum Flood criteria or the 10,000-year Flood. Recently a Guidebook has been written to help Brazilian Hydrologists to estimate the design flood. The highlights of the Guidebook are discussed in this paper.
Subject Headings: Floods | Developing countries | Hydrology | Hydraulic design | Probability | Dams | Brazil | South America
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