Reproduction of snowmelt floods in the Boise River

TitleReproduction of snowmelt floods in the Boise River
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1953
AuthorsSummersett, J.
Conference Name21st Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 21st Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1953
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationBoise, Idaho
KeywordsSnowmelt floods

A largely empirical method for rapidly reproducing floods is described. The basic factors considered are: areal extent and depth of snow cover, maximum daily air temperature, precipitation, losses and the unit hydrograph. A natural and a computed hydrograph are compared with good agreement.