Progress Report ARS/SCS Runoff Curve Number Work Group

by D. E. Woodward, USDA-SCS, Washington DC, United States,
W. J. Gburek, USDA-SCS, Washington DC, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) Runoff Curve Number (RCN) procedure works well as a single event model to estimate design storm runoff volumes from a small agricultural watershed. In 1989, SCS met with Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists to discuss common hydrology and hydraulic concerns. As a result of this meeting, an ARS/SCS Runoff Curve Number Work Group was established. This paper describes the Work Group's plans and accomplishments.

Subject Headings: Runoff curve number | Agricultural wastes | Irrigation water | Computer models | Hydrologic models | Watersheds | South Carolina | North America | United States | Arkansas

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