US Geological Survey


Date of this Version



Published in Hydraulic Engineering: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Engineering sessions at Water Forum ’92. Baltimore, Maryland, August 2–6, 1992. Published by American Society of Civil Engineers.


A new program based on the U. S. Geological Survey slope-area program for indirectly computing peak discharges allows users to employ input data formats used by the water surface profile program WSPRO. The program source is written in Fortran 77 and can be ported easily to any computer that has standard Fortran 77 compilers. The program has been run on mini-computers and personal computers and does not use or require graphics capability, a color monitor, or a mouse.