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22 - Regional Hydraulic Geometry

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2022

Vijay P. Singh
Texas A & M University
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Relationships relating channel width, depth, and cross-section as well as discharge to drainage basin area are regional relationships, because they are developed at the basin scale. These relationships constitute regional hydraulic geometry, which is utilized in stream assessments, evaluating channel characteristics, identifying field indicators of bankfull discharge, and delineation of regional boundaries, hydrologic regions, and ecoregions. This chapter presents these regional relationships.

Handbook of Hydraulic Geometry
Theories and Advances
, pp. 529 - 554
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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