Paleoflood Investigations to Improve Flood-Frequency Estimates in Eastern Colorado

Reliable peak-streamflow information is critical for the proper design of stream-related infrastructure, such as bridges and dams, and floodplain inundation maps.The objective of this study is to provide updated regional peak-streamflow equations for the Plains hydrologic region by collecting paleoflood data to supplement existing data. The scope of this effort includes evaluation of existing flood data and collection of new paleoflood data in the field. Site-specific and regional flood-frequency analysis will be performed to develop improved regional peak-streamflow equations for the Plains hydrologic region. These new equations will update the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) StreamStats program, a web-based interactive tool for determining streamflow statistics.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Colorado Department of Transportation

      4201 East Arkansas Avenue
      Denver, CO  USA  80222
    • Project Managers:

      Khan, Aziz

    • Principal Investigators:

      Kohn, Michael

    • Start Date: 20130913
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150114
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35766

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01503805
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 214.02
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 18 2014 1:00AM