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Proceedings 2018, 2(11), 639;

Analysis of Flood Hydrographs in Order to Predict the Shape of Their Falling Limbs

Department of Irrigation, Drainage, and Landscape Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thakurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Presented at the 3rd EWaS International Conference on “Insights on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”, Lefkada Island, Greece, 27–30 June 2018.
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Published: 8 August 2018
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This paper presents preliminary analyses carried out in order to assess the possibility to treat a small simple catchment as linear reservoir when modeling the runoff from a precipitation event. This analysis was carried out for the catchment of Černá Desná stream to the profile Jezdecká. The applicability of linear reservoir concept was tested by calculating the recession constant values for hydrographs falling limbs which were then evaluated in a statistical way. Specifically, five events were selected for the detail analysis. The results indicate that the linear reservoir concept can be applied in this case to predict relatively well the discharges in next 48 h. However, the results also show that there are limitations in the application of linear concept and that the introduction of non-linear reservoir could improve the prediction results.
Keywords: small catchment; runoff; hydrograph falling limb; linear reservoir small catchment; runoff; hydrograph falling limb; linear reservoir
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David, V.; Davidová, T. Analysis of Flood Hydrographs in Order to Predict the Shape of Their Falling Limbs. Proceedings 2018, 2, 639.

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