TXHYETO.XLS: A tool to facilitate use of Texas-specific hyetographs for design storm modeling

Caroline M. Neale, Cristal C. Tay, George R. Herrmann, Theodore G. Cleveland

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Abstract

EBDLKUP.xls is a spreadsheet tool in current use by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) engineers and other design engineers for estimating intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) of design rainfall by county in Texas; the tool differs from discrete-duration IDF in that it facilitates estimation for real-value durations (not discrete durations). Research projects sponsored by TxDOT produced newer knowledge related to rainfall depths and the results of these studies are incorporated into a new tool EBDLKUP-NEW.xls projected for deployment in 4th Quarter of 2015. Added features are imbedded depth-duration-frequency (DDF) estimates for use with a companion tool TXHYETO.XLS to parameterize empirical Texas hyetographs, and imbedded documentation, including imbedded video training. The paper presents the companion tool, TXHYETO.XLS that simplifies the task of using the Texas dimensionless hyetographs; An example of tool use is presented-combined the two tools enhance hydrologic design capability for instances where either a single intensity is needed (EBDLKUP-NEW.XLS), or where an entire design hyetograph is needed (TXHYETO.XLS).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015
Subtitle of host publicationFloods, Droughts, and Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 2015 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
EditorsVeronica L. Webster, Karen Karvazy
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages241-254
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479162
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems - Austin, United States
Duration: May 17 2015May 21 2015

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 2015 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

Conference

ConferenceWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period05/17/1505/21/15

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    Neale, C. M., Tay, C. C., Herrmann, G. R., & Cleveland, T. G. (2015). TXHYETO.XLS: A tool to facilitate use of Texas-specific hyetographs for design storm modeling. In V. L. Webster, & K. Karvazy (Eds.), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 2015 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 241-254). (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 2015 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479162.023