Accession Number : ADA135697

Title :   Analysis of Existing Hydrologic Models, Red River of the North Drainage Basin, North Dakota and Minnesota.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.

Corporate Author : CH2M HILL MILWAUKEE WI

PDF Url : ADA135697

Report Date : Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : Increased flood damages in the Red River of the North prompted investigations into the probable causes of increased flood severity. Increased flooding may be related to the recently common practice of installing agricultural drain tiles and ditches. This study evaluates thirteen hydrologic models to determine which are best suited to the analysis of the causes of increased flooding. Three models, the Hydrocomp Simulation Program Fortran version (HSPF), the Runoff and Routing model (RROUT) and the Minnesota Model for Depressional Storage (MMDW) hold the greatest promise. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hydrology, *Floods, *Watersheds, Computerized simulation, Rivers, Data bases, Meteorological data, Topography, Routing, Rainfall, Runoff, Mathematical prediction, Basins(Geographic), Ditches, Drainage, Tiles, Minnesota, North Dakota, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE