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Techniques for Estimating Depth of 100-year Floods in Tennessee

U.S. Geological Survey, OFR 77-668

by Charles R. Gamble and James G. Lewis

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Preface

A method is presented for estimating the depth of the loo-year flood in four hydrologic areas in Tennessee. Depths at 151 gaging stations on streams that were not significantly affected by man made changes were related to basin characteristics by multiple regression techniques. Equations derived from the analysis can be used to estimate the depth of the loo-year flood if the size of the drainage basin is known.

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