This project was Phase I of a three-phase study whose objective is the
development of analytical procedures and the correlation of hydrological data
to aid in the prediction and control of spring floods in large Upper Midwest
watersheds. Phase I has involved the assembly of meteorological and hydrological
data for various periods and the procurement and preliminary evaluation of
selected mathematical simulation models of watersheds. Phases II and III have
been authorized under a project which begins July 1, 1972.
The major portion of the hydrological and meteorological data were procured
on magnetic tape to facilitate input into the mathematical models. This form
is highly desirable, as some runs were performed with up to one year's data.
Approximately 28 magnetic tapes were received and a duplicate was made of each
to serve as a backup copy.
Of special interest in this study were the SSARR model developed by the
Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service, the Kentucky-Stanford
model, the HEC-1 model of the Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering
Center, and programs in use by the National Weather Service River Forecast
Center in Kansas City.
Pabst, Arthur; Bowers, C. Edward; Baker, Donald.
Flood Forecasting in the Upper Midwest Data Assembly and Preliminary Analysis.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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