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dc.contributor.authorPradhan, Nawa Raj.-
dc.contributor.authorLoney, Drew A.-
dc.identifier.govdocERDC/CHL TR-17-6-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.description.abstractExisting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) policy suggests unit hydrograph peaking factor (UHPF), the ratio of an observed event unit hydrograph peak to the modeled one for a catchment, ranges between 1.25 and 1.50 to ensure dam safety. It is pertinent to investigate the impact of extreme flood events on the validity of this range through physically based rainfall-runoff models not available during the planning and design of most USACE dams. The UHPF range was analyzed by deploying the Gridded Surface Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis model in the Goose Creek, VA, watershed to develop a peaking factor relationship with excess rainfall for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rainfall depths across various return-period events as well as the National Weather Service probable maximum precipitation event. The effect of statistical uncertainty on UHPF at Goose Creek was determined by applying the 5% and 95% confidence interval precipitation depths to the watershed in addition to the 50% value. This study concluded that a design event with a return period greater than 5-year is required for the unit hydrograph to ensure dam safety. Goose Creek unit hydrograph was designed from 25-year return period rainfall and therefore ensures dam safety given the current UHPF guidance.en_US
dc.format.extent34 pages / 2.759 Mb-
dc.publisherCoastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-17-6-
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat-
dc.subjectFlood controlen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic modelsen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitation (Meteorology)en_US
dc.subjectUnit hydrographen_US
dc.titleUnit hydrograph peaking analysis for Goose Creek Watershed in Virginia : a case studyen_US
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