Unit -- hydrograph

TitleUnit -- hydrograph
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsElliott, R. H., and Sherman L. K.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III-B:
Conference LocationSeattle, Washington
KeywordsFlood control prediction, Snowmelt and runoff, Unit hydrograph

The application of the Unit-Hydrograph method of forecasting floods from rainfall is described. The same basic principals are suggested for designing a procedure of forecasting floods from snow covered portions of the river basin. The Unit-Hydrograph procedure involves searching the several snowmelt factors, to establish the unit of time with the unit of snowmelt resulting in a unit of runoff volume. These units are applied to the area of the basin involved. No sample calculation is presented.