||Theory and Experiments in the Prediction of Small Watershed Response.
Schult, E. F. ;
Yevjevic, V. ;
||Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Environmental Resources Center.
||Completion-42 ;CER72-73EFS-VY13; OWRR-B-064-COLO; 04625,; B-064-COLO(7)
( Watersheds ;
Flood forecasting) ;
Surface water runoff ;
Mathematical models ;
Response time ;
Computer aided analysis
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Small watershed flood response was investigated in several ways. Flood hydrographs measured on small pristine watersheds were assembled along with causal rainfall and other pertinent data. Unit hydrographs have been derived from selected observed hydrographs. The CSU Experimental Rainfall-Runoff Facility provided data which verified the applicability of Kinematic Wave Theory, Unit Hydrograph Theory, and Clark's Time-Area Histogram Method of Computing the Unit Hydrograph. A computer method of deriving the unit hydrograph was developed. In some instances the unit hydrographs derived by this optimum matrix inverse method had oscillations in the recession. A method of filtering these oscillations was developed. (Author)