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A Distributed Hydrologic Model of The Woodlands, TX: Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Low Impact Development

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dc.contributor.advisor Bedient, Philip B.
dc.creator Doubleday, George
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T00:09:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T00:09:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T00:09:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T00:09:25Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64643
dc.description.abstract This thesis utilizes a distributed hydrologic model to predict hydrologic effects of Low Impact Development (LID), and also analyzes runoff from small sub-areas within the watershed. City planners and developers rely on accurate hydrologic models, which enable them to design flood-proof developments and effectively mitigate flooding downstream. Common hydrologic models use a lumped approach, which averages the physical characteristics of basins for model calculations, limiting their ability to estimate runoff within the basin. In contrast, distributed hydrologic models, which divide the watershed into a grid system, can be used to predict runoff at any location within the watershed. The fully distributed hydrologic model, VfloTM, is used to model stormwater runoff in The Woodlands, TX watershed, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the master planned community. This thesis also suggests that a calibrated VfloTM model can accurately predict stormwater runoff from small sub-areas within a watershed.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Low Impact Development
LID
Green Infrastructure
stormwater management
hydrology
hydrologic model
distributed
Vflo
The Woodlands
runoff
dc.title A Distributed Hydrologic Model of The Woodlands, TX: Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Low Impact Development
dc.contributor.committeeMember Li, Qilin
dc.contributor.committeeMember Raun, Loren H.
dc.date.updated 2012-09-06T00:09:25Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-96
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Doubleday, George. (2012) "A Distributed Hydrologic Model of The Woodlands, TX: Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Low Impact Development." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64643.

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