Forecast flood-seasonal runoff

TitleForecast flood-seasonal runoff
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1948
AuthorsFord, Perry M.
Conference Name16th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 16th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1948
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationReno, Nevada
KeywordsRunoff, Snowmelt, Statistical analysis

A chart for forecasting the April-June discharge of the Swan River of the Flathead River Basin in Montana was prepared after statistical treatment of variables. The principal variables used were seasonal distribution of precipitation during the accumulation period and mean temmperatures during December and March. The chart involves precipitation weighted as to time of fall and the mean temperatures of December and March The chart is designed to forecast only the total April-June discharge of the Swan River.Discussion by Joseph Kittredge.