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A technique for estimating heights reached by the 100-year flood on unregulated, nontidal streams in North Carolina

January 1, 1994

A method for estimating the heights reached by floods having a recurrence interval of 100 years is defined for nontidal streams with unregulated flows in North Carolina. The flood heights are the vertical distance between stream stage at median discharge (50 percent duration) and the 100-year flood stage and are defined for streams draining areas between 1 and 10,000 square miles for each of the three physiographic areas in the State.

An illustrated example of how the method can be used in conjunction with topographic maps to estimate flood heights and delineate inundated areas by interpolation is given.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1979
Title A technique for estimating heights reached by the 100-year flood on unregulated, nontidal streams in North Carolina
DOI 10.3133/wri7969
Authors R. W. Coble
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series Number 79-69
Index ID wri7969
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization South Atlantic Water Science Center