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Statistical frequency analysis of flood records

January 1, 1989

The U.S. Geological Survey, like other Federal agencies, uses Hydrology Subcommittee Bulletin 17 for guidance in statistical frequency analysis of flood records. This paper describes the formal statistical and computational aspects of the Bulletin 17 methodology. The methodology includes provisions for dealing with high and low out-liers, historic peaks, and other anomalous flood data. If these options are inadequate, alternative procedures may be used if properly documented.

Publication Year 1989
Title Statistical frequency analysis of flood records
Authors W. Kirby
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70015499
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse