Non-Reclamation Technical References

The technical references provided herein have been developed by non-Reclamation sources, and are recommended for use by Reclamation employees involved in science and engineering projects. These references are considered to be supplemental to Reclamation Manual, Standards, and Guidelines, and Industry Standards adopted by Reclamation.

  • Baker, V. R. 1987. Paleoflood hydrology and extraordinary flood events, Journal of Hydrology, vol. 96, pp. 79-99.
  • Baker, V. R., R. C. Kochel, and P. C. Patton, editors. 1988. Flood Geomorphology, 503 pp., John Wiley, NY.
  • Benson, M. A., and T. Dalrymple. 1967. General field and office procedures for indirect discharge measurements, U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, book 3, chapter A-1, 30 pp.
  • Bentrup, G. and J. C. Hoag. 1998. The Practical Streambank Bioengineering Guide: User's Guide for Natural Streambank Stabilization Techniques in the Arid and Semi-arid Great Basin and Intermountain West. USDA Natural Resources Conserv. Serv., Aberdeen, ID. 165 pp.
  • Birkeland, P. W. 1999. Soils and Geomorphology, 430 pp., NY, Oxford University Press.
  • Blakemore, Thomas, E., H. W. Hjalmarson, and S. D. Waltemeyer. 1997. Methods for Estimating Magnitude and Frequency of Floods in the Southwestern United States; U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Supply Paper 2433.
  • Bowman, S. 1990. Radiocarbon Dating, British Museum Press, 64 pp.
  • Corrigan P., D. D. Fenn, D. R. Kluck, and J. L. Vogel. 1998. Probable Maximum Precipitation for California, Calculation Procedures, Hydrometeorological Report No. 58, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Corrigan P., D. D. Fenn, D. R. Kluck, and J. L. Vogel. 1998. Probable Maximum Precipitation for California, Hydrometeorological Report No. 59, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Crippen, J. R., and Conrad D. Bue. 1997. Maximum Floodflows in the Conterminous United States, U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Supply Paper 1887.
  • Dalrymple, T., and M. A. Benson. 1967. Measurement of Peak Discharge by the Slope-area Method, U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, book 3, chapter A-2, 12 pp.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency. 1998. Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams, Interagency Committee on Dam Safety. Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group. 1998. Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices. Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group, Natural Resources Conserv. Serv., Washington, D.C. 200+ pp.
  • Frederick, R. H., V. A. Myers, and E. P. Auciello. 1977. Five- to 60-minute Precipitation Frequency for Eastern and Central United States, NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS HYDRO 35, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD, 33 pp.
  • Hansen, E. M., D. D. Fenn, P. Corrigan, J. L. Vogel, L. C. Schreiner, and R. W. Stodt. 1994. Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimates-Pacific Northwest States, Hydrometeorological Report No. 57, National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Hansen, E. M., F. K. Schwarz, and J. T. Riedel. 1984. Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimates, Colorado River and Great Basin Drainages, Hydrometeorological Report No. 49, National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Springs, MD.
  • Hansen, E. M., L. C. Schreiner, and J. F. Miller. 1982. Application of Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimates—United States East of the 105th Meridian, Hydrometeorological Report No. 52, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 169 pp.
  • Hershfield, D. M. 1961. Rainfall Frequency Atlas of the United States, Technical Paper No. 40, U.S. Weather Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 115 pp.
  • Ho, F. P., and J. T. Riedel. 1980. Seasonal Variation of 10-Square Mile Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimates, United States East of the 105th Meridian, Hydrometeorological Report No. 53, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD, 89 pp.
  • Interagency Burned Area Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Handbook
  • Jennings, M. E., W. O. Thomas, Jr., and H. C. Riggs. 1993. Nationwide Summary of U.S. Geological Survey Regional Regression Equations for Estimating Magnitude and Frequency of Floods for Ungaged Sites, Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4002.
  • Levish, D. R., D. A. Ostenaa, and D. R. H. O'Connell. 1994. A non-inundation approach to paleoflood hydrology for the event-based assessment of extreme flood hazards. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Lexington, KY.
  • Maidment, D. R., editor. 1993. Handbook of Hydrology, NY, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  • Miller, J. F., E. M. Hansen, D. D. Fenn, L. C. Schreiner, and D. T. Jensen. No date. Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimates-United States Between the Continental Divide and the 103rd Meridian, Hydrometeorological Report No. 55A, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
  • Miller, J. F., R. H. Frederick, and R. J. Tracey. 1973. Precipitation Frequency Atlas of the Western United States, vol. 1, Montana; vol. 2, Wyoming; vol. 3, Colorado; vol. 4, New Mexico; vol. 5: Idaho; vol. 6, Utah; vol. 7; Nevada; vol. 8, Arizona; vol. 9, Washington; vol. 10, Oregon; vol. 11, California; NOAA Atlas 2, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD.
  • Miller, J. F. 1964. Two- to Ten-Day Precipitation for Return Periods of 2 to 100 Years in the Contiguous United States, Technical Paper No. 47, U.S. Weather Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 29 pp.
  • National Research Council. 1988. Estimating Probability of Extreme Floods-Methods and Recommended Research, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.
  • National Research Council. 1985. Safety of Dams Flood and Earthquake Criteria, National Academy Press, Washington D.C.
  • Noller, J. S., J. M. Sowers, and W. R. Lettis, editors. 2000. Quaternary Geochronology Methods and Applications, AGU Reference Shelf 4, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
  • Ramsey, B. C. 1995. Radiocarbon Calibration and Analysis of Stratigraphy: The OxCal Program, Radiocarbon, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 425-430.
  • Schreiner, L. C., and J. T. Riedel. No date. Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimates-United States East of the 105th Meridian, Hydrometeorological Report No. 51, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD, 87 pp.
  • Soil Conservation Service. June 1986. Urban Hydrology for Small Watersheds, Technical Release 55, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Soil Conservation Service. March 1985. Section 4 - Hydrology, National Engineering Handbook, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Soil Survey Division Staff. 1993. Soil Survey Manual, U.S. Department of Agriculture Handbook No.18, 754 pp.
  • Soil Survey Staff. 1999. Soil Taxonomy, U.S. Department of Agriculture Handbook No. 436, 869 pp.
  • Stedinger, J. R., and T. A. Cohn. 1986. Flood Frequency Analysis with Historical and Paleoflood Information, Water Resources Research, vol. 22, pp. 785-793.
  • Stuiver, M., A. Long, R. S. Kra, and J. M. Devine, editors. 1993. Radiocarbon, vol. 35, no. 1, 244 pp.
  • Thompson, J. N. and D. L. Green. 1994. Riparian Restoration and Streamside Erosion Control Handbook. Natural Resources Sect., Div. Water Pollution Control, Dep. Environ. and Conserv., Nashville, TN. 106 pp.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1990. HEC-1: Flood Hydrograph Package, Generalized Computer Program, Hydrology Engineering Center.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. January 1, 2001. Engineering and Design, Hydrographic Surveying (draft version), EM 1110-2-1003.
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:
    • Numerous Plant Materials Technical Notes (various dates)
  • U.S. Water Resources Council. September 1981. Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency, Bulletin 17B; Washington, D.C.
  • World Meteorological Organization. 1986. Manual for Estimation of Probable Maximum Precipitation, Operational Hydrology Report No. 1, WMO- No. 332, Geneva, Switzerland.



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