Hydrology and Water Resources Planning: 1776-1976

by Ray K. Linsley, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Santa Cruz, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 113-120

Document Type: Journal Paper


The development of hydrology as a science and its application to planning and design of water projects is traced from the American Revolution to the bicentennial year. The factors leading to specific advances in hydrology and the mechanisms by which these advances were made are reviewed. Substantial delay between development of new techniques and their application in practice is noted.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Hydrology | Hydraulic design | Water management | Project delay

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