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Rainfall runoff studies for typical blocks in St. Louis
Rainfall runoff studies for typical blocks in Saint Louis


"The following paper may be considered as a progress report on one phase of a study, now being made by the writer, of the rainfall and runoff records which have been collected over a long period of years under the direction of Mr. W. W. Horner, Chief Engineer of Sewers and Paving of the City of St. Louis. The mass of data which has been collected during this time is of considerable volume and even the information applicable to the single phase of the investigation discussed in the following pages, which is the runoff from typical city blocks, has not been fully worked up. This paper, therefore, is essentially an exposition of the working hypothesis which the writer has developed for use in studying the data in an effort to correlate the information derived therefrom into a comprehensive method of storm sewer design. No claim of finality is made for the formulas presented nor for the methods used in applying them. The process of developing these working formulas has been evolutionary and the results submitted are intended only to reflect the progress made up to the time of writing"--Introduction, page 1.


Butler, Joe Beaty, 1895-1955


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iv, 38 pages, 20 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-52).

Geographic Coverage

Saint Louis (Mo.)


© 1932 Frank Le Roy Flynt, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Rain and rainfall -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Runoff -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Storm sewers -- Missouri -- Saint Louis

Thesis Number

T 604

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