Long-term flood frequency analysis using geological data ( Pecos River Texas).

Victor Baker, R. C. Kochel, P. C. Patton

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Abstract

A geological approach to palaeoflood analysis is demonstrated. The most useful data for geological flood frequency analysis come from confined bedrock canyons in which relatively small discharge variations produce relatively large changes in stage. The Lower Pecos River of western Texas contains several sites with correlative slack-water sequences for 10-12 major flood events. The data show that the Pecos flood of 1954, which was nearly an order of magnitude larger than any other in 40 years of record, had a recurrence interval of 2000+ years.- from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe hydrology of areas of low precipitation. Proc. Canberra symposium, December 1979, (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Washington DC; IAHS-AISH Publication 128)
Pages3-9
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Baker, V., Kochel, R. C., & Patton, P. C. (1979). Long-term flood frequency analysis using geological data ( Pecos River Texas). In The hydrology of areas of low precipitation. Proc. Canberra symposium, December 1979, (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Washington DC; IAHS-AISH Publication 128) (pp. 3-9)

Long-term flood frequency analysis using geological data ( Pecos River Texas). / Baker, Victor; Kochel, R. C.; Patton, P. C.

The hydrology of areas of low precipitation. Proc. Canberra symposium, December 1979, (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Washington DC; IAHS-AISH Publication 128). 1979. p. 3-9.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Baker, V, Kochel, RC & Patton, PC 1979, Long-term flood frequency analysis using geological data ( Pecos River Texas). in The hydrology of areas of low precipitation. Proc. Canberra symposium, December 1979, (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Washington DC; IAHS-AISH Publication 128). pp. 3-9.
Baker V, Kochel RC, Patton PC. Long-term flood frequency analysis using geological data ( Pecos River Texas). In The hydrology of areas of low precipitation. Proc. Canberra symposium, December 1979, (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Washington DC; IAHS-AISH Publication 128). 1979. p. 3-9
Baker, Victor ; Kochel, R. C. ; Patton, P. C. / Long-term flood frequency analysis using geological data ( Pecos River Texas). The hydrology of areas of low precipitation. Proc. Canberra symposium, December 1979, (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Washington DC; IAHS-AISH Publication 128). 1979. pp. 3-9
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