Precipitation Analysis in Clark County, Nevada

by Virginia E. Bax, Black & Veatch Engineers &, Architects, Las Vegas, NV, USA,
Les K. Lampe, Black & Veatch Engineers &, Architects, Las Vegas, NV, USA,
Laurnal Gubler, Black & Veatch Engineers &, Architects, Las Vegas, NV, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The Clark County, Nevada Department of Public Works retained Black & Veatch in March 1985 to conduct a study of the Flamingo Wash and to recommend flood protection facilities, primarily detention basins. The Flamingo Wash, one of the major drainage courses through the Las Vegas Valley, has been the source of some of the valley's worst flood damage. A rainfall runoff model was developed using the SCS TR-20 computer program. Precipitation data used in developing the model are based primarily on time and areal distribution. Selection of these parameters can have a considerable impact on the rainfall runoff relationships developed by using this model. To create the most representative model with the limited available data for calibration, a precipitation analysis was performed.

Subject Headings: Precipitation | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Computer models | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Infrastructure | Public buildings | Detention basins | United States | Las Vegas | Nevada | South Carolina

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