Estimating Debris Volumes for Flood Control

This book provides flood control engineers and planners, floodplain managers, stormflow modelers, and researchers a valuable compendium of information on the estimation of debris volumes. It includes a general discussion of the regionalization of debris data as well as the results of an analysis of data for southern California. Equations for estimating debris volumes for exceedance frequencies from 5 to 100 years are provided. An index adjustment method is provided for estimating seasonal volumes. A model for showing the effect of watershed bum on debris volumes is also provided. Example applications of the models are included.