Nogales flood detention study

Open-File Report 2010-1262
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Flooding in Ambos Nogales often exceeds the capacity of the channel and adjacent land areas, endangering many people. The Nogales Wash is being studied to prevent future flood disasters and detention features are being installed in tributaries of the wash. This paper describes the application of the KINEROS2 model and efforts to understand the capacity of these detention features under various flood and urbanization scenarios. Results depict a reduction in peak flow for the 10-year, 1-hour event based on current land use in tributaries with detention features. However, model results also demonstrate that larger storm events and increasing urbanization will put a strain on the features and limit their effectiveness.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Nogales flood detention study
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2010-1262
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101262
Edition -
Year Published 2010
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description vi, 23 p.; Appendices; Download Appendix B folder
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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