Uncertainty of bankfull discharge estimations

Thomas M. Heil, Peggy Ann Johnson

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Abstract

Recently, public regulatory agencies have expressed concern over the general condition of streams and stream channels within rural and non-rural watersheds. Their concerns have centered around providing improvements to the physical condition, water quality effectiveness and terrestrial and aquatic habitat values of degraded stream channels. Accordingly, the engineering community is faced with the task of providing remedial repair design recommendations to facilitate these improvements; however, concise and universally accepted methods for providing these design recommendations currently do not exist. In this paper, the relative uncertainty in determining the bankfull discharge for gaged and ungaged watersheds is quantified. Based on the results, the use of hydraulic geometry relationships currently used by engineers to predict the desired stream channel restoration design parameters will be assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages340-345
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, (ISUMA - NAFIPS'95) - College Park, MD, USA
Duration: Sep 17 1995Sep 20 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, (ISUMA - NAFIPS'95)
CityCollege Park, MD, USA
Period9/17/959/20/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Heil, T. M., & Johnson, P. A. (1995). Uncertainty of bankfull discharge estimations. 340-345. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, (ISUMA - NAFIPS'95), College Park, MD, USA, .