"This thesis focuses on the effectiveness of the NRCS and Huff rainfall distribution methods for use in detention basin design. This study required the use of HEC-HMS, hydrologic modeling software, in order to analyze the distribution methods. Three separate detention basins and their watersheds were modeled for this study. The watersheds were analyzed for both undeveloped and developed conditions. The parameters analyzed include detention basin inflow, detention basin outflow, watershed peak discharge, and detention basin storage capacity. The determination of detention basin effectiveness was based upon these parameters. The NRCS distribution method is widely used; however, many who use it have little understanding of its effectiveness. The Huff distribution method differs in several ways from the NRCS distribution method including providing the user with an option to use different storm durations"--Abstract, page iii.
Morris, Charles Darwin
Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 61 pages
© 2010 Todd Wayne Dablement, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Rain and rainfall -- Measurement
Storm water retention basins -- Design
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Dablemont, Todd Wayne, "The effectiveness of the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Huff rainfall distribution methods for use in detention basin design" (2010). Masters Theses. 4757.