The Estimation of Extreme Floods in Brazil

by Jerson Kelman, Electric Energy Research Cent, Brazil,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


In Brazil, the design flood of a large dam is calculated using either the Probable Maximum Flood criteria or the 10,000-year Flood. Recently a Guidebook has been written to help Brazilian Hydrologists to estimate the design flood. The highlights of the Guidebook are discussed in this paper.

Subject Headings: Floods | Developing countries | Hydro power | Hydrology | Probability | Hydraulic design | Dams | Rivers and streams | Brazil | South America

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