Forecasting River Runoff by Coastal Flow Index

by David M. Rockwood,
Carlton E. Jencks,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 1, Pg. 129-155

Document Type: Journal Paper


Index method for forecasting Apr through Sept runoff for Columbia River at Dalles, Ore, is presented, based on relationship between winter runoff in coastal drainage areas and spring snowmelt runoff of Columbia River; reliability of forecasts is comparable with those based on precipitation and snowcourse data.

Subject Headings: Runoff | River flow | Forecasting | Rivers and streams | Winter | Coastal environment | Drainage | Snowmelt

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