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Main Title Evaluation of Relationships Between Streamflow Patterns and Watershed Characteristics Through The Use of Opset: A Self Calibrating Version of the Stanford Watershed Model.
Author Jame, L. Douglas ; Thompso, William O. ; Ros, Glendon Allen ; Lio, Earnest Y. ;
CORP Author Kentucky Water Resources Inst., Lexington.
Year Published 1970
Report Number RR-36; DI-14-01-0001-1964; OWRR-C-1282-(1964); 07063,; C-1282-(1964)(5)
Stock Number PB-198 444
Additional Subjects ( Watersheds ; Stream flow) ; ( Flood control ; Damage control) ; Drainage ; Surface water runoff ; Urban areas ; Computerized simulation ; Computer programs ; FORTRAN ; Kentucky ; OPSET computer program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-198 444 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 127p
More informed selection among alternative flood control measures requires better information on marginal differences in flood hazards associated with marginal differences in tributary watershed characteristics. Hydrologic modeling is the most promising approach to answering this question; however, the use of existing models is hampered by the absence of information correlating model parameters with physical characteristics of the watershed. To deal with this situation, a method was developed for estimating the parameter values for the Stanford Watershed Model which best match recorded with simulated streamflows. Physical characteristics were measured for 17 rural watersheds. Correlations between the characteristics and the parameters were examined. Changes in parameter values with urbanization were also examined. The results were used to study variations in downstream flood peaks and in average annual flood damages associated with various tributary watershed characteristics. The end product is designed to help guide urban development to minimize flood damage and storm drainage cost (Author)