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A uniform technique for flood frequency analysis.

January 1, 1985

This uniform technique consisted of fitting the logarithms of annual peak discharges to a Pearson Type III distribution using the method of moments. The objective was to adopt a consistent approach for the estimation of floodflow frequencies that could be used in computing average annual flood losses for project evaluation. In addition, a consistent approach was needed for defining equitable flood-hazard zones as part of the National Flood Insurance Program. -from ASCE Publications Information

Publication Year 1985
Title A uniform technique for flood frequency analysis.
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1985)111:3(321)
Authors W.O. Thomas
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Index ID 70012970
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse