Characteristics of Intense Storms in Kansas

by Bruce M. McEnroe, (A.M.ASCE), Kansas State Univ, Manhattan, KS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


This paper examines point-rainfall characteristics of intense storms in Kansas. Hourly rainfall records were analyzed for 1006 intense storms selected from some 1800 station-years of data. Distributions were developed for seven parameters characterizing the hyetographs and antecedent conditions for these storms. Representative results are presented and design implications are discussed.

Subject Headings: Storms | Rainfall intensity | Hydrologic data | Hydraulic design | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Drainage | Stormwater management | Data analysis | Kansas | United States

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