Channel-Slope Factor in Flood-Frequency Analysis

by Manuel A. Benson, (A.M.ASCE), Hyd. Engr. Research; U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 4, Pg. 1-9

Document Type: Journal Paper


Annual flood peaks in New England have been related to many hydrologic factors; main channel slope has been found next in importance to drainage area size; slope for that part of main channel between 85 and 10% of total distance above gaging point provides best correlation with flood magnitudes.

Subject Headings: Floods | Slopes | Hydrology | Drainage | Correlation | New England | United States

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