Peak Runoff Prediction for Small Rural Watersheds

by James C. Y. Guo, Univ of Colorado at Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


A regression model for peak runoff prediction from small rural watersheds was developed using the rainfall/runoff data collected from 43 watersheds in the front range of the State of Colorado. The model expands the rational method to include the considerations of basin slope, rainfall frequency, basin shape, land uses and soil types.

Subject Headings: Watersheds | Runoff | Rural areas | Regression analysis | Rain water | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Soil analysis | Drainage basins

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