Assessment of streamflow production mechanisms for dam safety applications in the Colorado Front Range, An
Hydrologic analyses are used for dam safety evaluations to determine the flow a dam must pass without failing. Many current guidelines model flood runoff solely by an infiltrationexcess mechanism. Saturation-excess runoff and subsurface stormflow mechanisms are known to be important for common events in forested regions, but few studies have analyzed their role for extreme events. The objectives of this study are to determine the active streamflow mechanisms for large historical storms and design storms in the Colorado Front Range and to propose methods to model these mechanisms that can be used ...
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