Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016KY259B

Bankfull regional curves and hydraulic geometry for the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field

Institute: Kentucky
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2017-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $4,178 Total Non-Federal Funds: $8,933

Principal Investigators: Carmen Agouridis

Abstract: The purpose of this work is to develop regional and hydraulic geometry curves for the Eastern Kentucky Coalfields. The specific objectives of the project are to: 1) determine bankfull recurrence intervals and develop regional and hydraulic geometry curves for the Eastern Kentucky Coalfields, and 2) compare these curves to theoretical values and results from other such curves developed in the Appalachian region of the U.S. The developed curves will be compared to other curves for the Appalachia regions using a PROC GLM procedure in SAS (dependent variables of bankfull cross-sectional area, width, mean depth, and discharge; explanatory variables of drainage area and curve source).