MORPHOMETRY AND FLOODS IN SMALL DRAINAGE BASINS SUBJECT TO DIVERSE HYDROGEOMORPHIC CONTROLS.

Peter C. Patton, Victor Baker

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Abstract

Field surveys of a high-density limestone basin in central Texas show that 1:24,000 scale topographic maps accurately portray the efficient stream channel system but fail to reveal numerous small gullies that may form portions of hillslope hydrologic systems. Flood potential in drainage basins can be defined by a regional index computed as the standard deviations of the logarithms of the annual maximum streamflows. Transient controls on flood response, such as differences between local rainstorm intensities, appear to be the major influences on hydrographs in areas of moderate dissection and relief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)941-952
Number of pages12
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume12
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1976
Externally publishedYes

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MORPHOMETRY AND FLOODS IN SMALL DRAINAGE BASINS SUBJECT TO DIVERSE HYDROGEOMORPHIC CONTROLS. / Patton, Peter C.; Baker, Victor.

In: Water Resources Research, Vol. 12, No. 5, 10.1976, p. 941-952.

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