Flow Duration Curves and Sediment Yield Estimation for Urbanizing Watersheds
Land use change associated with urbanization can alter natural flow regimes, typically resulting in larger peak flows for a given precipitation event than in a pre-urbanized watershed condition. The overall influence of urbanization on how flows of different frequencies might change over time, while important in hydrologic design, remains poorly understood. In this study, we first investigate the effects of urbanization on flow duration curves (FDCs) and flow variability through a case study of several watersheds in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State. A FDC is a graphical representation ...
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