Hurricane Andrew and the Central and Southern Florida Project

Rainfall and Net Infiltration Probabilities for Future Climate Conditions at Yucca Mountain
Performance assessment of repository integrity is a task rendered difficult because it requires predicting the future. This challenge has occupied many scientists who realize that the...

Geohydrologic Data and Models of Rainier Mesa and Their Implications to Yucca Mountain
The geohydrologic data collected at Rainier Mesa provide the only extensive observations in tunnels presently available on flow and transport in tuff units similar to those of a potential...

Hydrologic Forecasting—What are the Issues?
The paper briefly describes hydrologic forecasting techniques that are being used today and raises issues that should be addressed as new hydrologic forecast systems are developed and...

Characterizing Urban Runoff Quantity and Quality
A method using simulated flows and measured pollutant concentrations was successfully applied to estimate pollutant loadings resulting from runoff during storm events from an urban area....

Watershed Effects on the Value of Marshes to Fisheries
Watershed size and rainfall patterns are among the factors that influence the extent to which fishery species use estuarine marshes as nurseries. We examined three Texas bays with different...

Benthnic Foraminifera Diversity in the Bonny Estuary, Niger Delta, Nigeria
The Bonny estuary is the most exploited in the Niger Delta. Several Oil fields, production platforms and flow stations are located within the estuary. Apart from these industrial uses,...

Rain Gage Network Size for Automated Flood Warning Systems
A methodology is presented that establishes a rational framework for estimating the optimum rain gage network size for flash flood warning systems based on network performance and economic...

Modified Horton Models for Steady Rainfall
When the rainfall rate is less than the initial infiltration rate, direct application of the well-known Horton equation underestimates the total volume of water infiltrating the soil until...

Flash-Flood Forecasting by Using the HEC1F Model
The application of a lumped conceptual model, the well known HEC1F, for flash-flood forecasting and warning to the Venetikos river basin in Northwestern Greece, is presented. The combination...

Flood Elevation Limits in the Rocky Mountains
An analysis of 77,987 station-years of streamflow-gaging station data from 3,748 stations in the Rocky Mountains indicates that there is a latitude-dependent elevation limit to substantial...

Flood Damage Mitigation Efforts in a Small Mountainous Community in Jamaica
About 60 percent of the mountainous Caribbean island of Jamaica is underlain by karstic limestone. 'Sinkholes' in this limestone form the natural outlets to many surface waters. During...

Back to the Unit Hydrograph Method
In this paper, the basic single area unit hydrograph model is shown to represent a highly complex, rational, link-node model which includes (i) variable effective rainfall distributions...

Robust Method to Generate Multiple Unit Hydrographs
When performing a rainfall runoff study, it is sometimes necessary to change the duration of a given unit hydrograph. The instantaneous unit hydrograph (IUH) provides an ideal tool to...

Estimation and Regionalization Procedures of Nash's Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph
A 'total fit' method is suggested for computing Nash's instantaneous unit hydrograph (IUH) which minimizes the errors of all ordinates between the observed and generated hydrographs. Previous...

Can Statistical Methods Help to Forecast Drought?
Relationships have been developed between rainfall in eastern Australia and both southern oscillation (SO) and sea surface temperatures (SSTs), and between rainfall in Ghana, West Africa...

Nonpoint Source Pollution Model for Agricultural and Rural Watersheds
A dynamic hydrologic and nonpoint source pollution simulation model for agricultural and rural watersheds; capable of simulating rainfall-runoff, soil erosion, sediment transport, mixing...

Evaluation of the Effects of Weather Modification to Enhance Reservoir Yield During Drought—Salinas Valley, California
Cloud seeding has been conducted for water years 1990-91 and 1991-92 in Monterey County, California in response to the extended drought. The Monterey County Water Resources Agency weather...

Lake-Level Declines in Karst Lake During Droughts
Lake-level declines in Brooklyn Lake, a karst lake in north-central Florida, have been investigated. Below average rainfall, vertical leakage to the underlying aquifer system, declining...

The Method of Derived Distributions Applied to Peak Flows
Random variables which are functionally related have their probability distributions also related in a prescribed manner. Thus, in theory, the probability distribution of peak discharge...

 

 

 

 

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