Hydrologic Methodology for Evaluating Urban Development

by David A. Patterson, Huston & Associates Inc, United States,
Larry G. Dunbar, Huston & Associates Inc, United States,
Leo R. Beard, Huston & Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference


It is recommended that a hydrologic methodology be utilized that contains sufficient parameters to enable the user to evaluate the impact of the changes to the watershed resulting from development. Such a methodology has been established for Fort Bend County, Texas utilizing C.O. Clark's unit hydrograph coefficients in conjunction with the HEC-1 computer program for evaluating effects of urban development on stormwater management. This methodology has also been successfully applied elsewhere with minor modifications, and has the potential to be used as a basis for the establishment of similar procedures for other regions throughout the country.

Subject Headings: Hydrology | Urban development | Municipal water | Urban areas | Computer software | Rain water | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Management methods | Texas | United States

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