Hydrologic Runoff Models for the Arid Southwest United States

by Theodore V. Hromadka, II, Boyle Engineering Corp, Newport Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Recently, hydrologic study criteria manuals (or hydrology manuals) were prepared for the arid southwest regions of Clark County (Las Vegas vicinity, Nevada), Maricopa County (Phoenix vicinity, Arizona), and Kern County, California. Other hydrology manuals pertaining to the arid southwest have been prepared by San Bernardino County, San Diego County, and Riverside County, California. These hydrology manuals are required for use in developing the flood flow quantities that are used in the planning and design of flood control systems, master plans of drainage, dams, flood plains, among other the topics. The hydrology manuals contain hydrologic methods, modeling approaches, and data requirements, for use in the arid southwest region of the United States. In this paper, these hydrology manuals are compared as to modeling approaches, and modeling components are examined for similarities.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Hydrology | Arid lands | Runoff | Flood plains | Floods | Control systems | United States | California | Nevada | Arizona | Las Vegas | Phoenix

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