Relating Design Storm Events to Ordinary High Water Marks in Indiana

This project will involve comparing a representative number of channels across the state with known ordinary high water marks (OHWMs) to a variety of storms with high recurrence intervals to determine which flow rates correspond to the known elevations. The research will also involve compilation of rainfall and streamflow data for modeling and comparison of model outputs with observed high water marks. The project deliverables will be an objective way of specifying the OHWM for design of hydraulic structures.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $125000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Merwade, V

    • Start Date: 20130101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20180831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32898

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01541723
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3716
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 23 2014 1:00AM