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Modeling the flood response for a sub-tropical urban basin in south Florida

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doi: 10.24850/j-tyca-2018-03-05
Authors:Stella, Juan M.; Anagnostou, Emmanouil N.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
University of Connecticut, United States
Volume Title:Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua
Source:Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua, 9(3), p.128-142. Publisher: Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Jiutepec, Mexico. ISSN: 2007-2422
Publication Date:2018
Note:In English with Spanish summary. 16 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:A key area of research in hydrologic modeling is the prediction of flood response in complex urban basins with hydraulic structures such as pump stations, canals, culverts and spillways. The prediction of the basin's response to heavy rainfall is needed in order to assess the impacts of potential watershed management decisions, especially during high flow periods. In this study the HEC HMS model was adopted to predict the accumulated discharges in a small urban basin located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. The model was calibrated based on seven flood events and validated using seven independent events spanning a 5 year period. The results show that the accumulated flow of water released from the basin was simulated with high accuracy and that the model can be used for various management scenarios involving high flow conditions in the south Florida urban basin.
Subjects:Canals; Cyclones; Data management; Discharge; Drainage; Drainage basins; Drought; Floods; Geologic hazards; Hurricanes; Hydraulic conductivity; Hydrology; Information management; Models; Natural hazards; Preventive measures; Pumping; Spillways; Storms; Subtropical environment; Urban environment; Water management; Water supply; Watersheds; Florida; Palm Beach County Florida; South Florida Water Management District; United States; Nash-Sutcliffe model; West Palm Beach Florida
Coordinates:N262000 N265700 W0800000 W0805300
Record ID:869959-4
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