US Geological Survey


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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.


The characteristics of rainfall-runoff relations were hypothesized for the study area using existing information. These hypotheses were incorporated into the Hydrologic Simulation Program-FORTRAN, and the model was calibrated concurrently at 21 stream-gage sites in the study area. The simulation errors after model calibration were not large enough to reject the hypothesized characteristics. A proxy-basin validation effort was performed.