The U.S. Geological Survey is involved in several flood-related activities as part of its mission to monitor the Nation’s water resources. This paper describes techniques and approaches utilized in (1) archiving flood data, (2) analyzing flood data at gaging stations, (3) documenting extreme floods, (4) estimating flood-peak discharges at ungaged sites, (5) estimating flood-peak depths at ungaged sites, and (6) developing flood-hazard maps. A brief description of the future direction of flood-frequency analysis within the U.S. Geological Survey is also given.
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- The Role of Flood-Frequency Analysis in the U.S. Geological Survey
Wilbert O. Thomas Jr.
- Springer Netherlands