Improved Flood routing in rivers: final report

T. H.F. Wong, E. M. Laurenson

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The concentrated storage routing method for predicting the behaviour of flood waves in Australian river systems was investigated. Two principal parameters were identified, the speed of the flood wave and the degree of reach subdivision. Each of these was examined in more detail and empirical relationships were devised for estimating the wave speed/discharge relationship for six Australian rivers. The attenuation profile method was also developed to determine the degree of reach subdivision. The results obtained from numerical and field studies formed the basis of a revised flood routing and modelling technique. (A)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKingsford NSW
PublisherWater Research Foundation of Australia
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)0858386038
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1985

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