Flood-Frequency Relationships in the Pacific Northwest

by George L. Bodhaine, (M.ASCE), Flood Specialist; U. S. Geological Survey, Tacoma, Washington.,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 1858-1867

Document Type: Journal Paper


Method of determining magnitude and frequency of expected floods; development of composite frequency curve and effect of mean elevation and size of drainage area on shape of curves; formula for determining mean annual flood for any site on west side of Cascade Range in Washington; limitations in use of method.

Subject Headings: Flood frequency | Floods | Curvature | Composite materials | Drainage | Pacific Northwest | Washington | United States

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