waterolympics: California Water Olympics

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Digitized results from the California Water Olympics. The variables are as follows:

  • t The time (in seconds) since the start of the model run.

  • Q The flow rate [ft^3 s^{-1}].

  • x The distance downstream [ft] at which the hydrograph was recorded.

The data can be used to validate numerical solutions to flood wave routing for a channel under the following conditions:

  • Channel width is 100 feet.

  • Channel slope is 0.001.

  • Channel extent is 150,000 feet.

  • Channel roughness (Manning's n) is 0.045.

  • Channel sideslope is 0 (rectangular channel).

  • Initial flow rate is 250 cfs.

  • Upstream boundary condition is defined as

    Q(t < 9000) = 250 + \frac{750}{π}(1 - \cos{\frac{π t}{4500}})

    Q(t >= 9000) = 250




A data frame with 40 rows and 3 variables


Sobey, Rodney. "H11: Hydrograph Routing." Review of One-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Models. Bay-Delta Modeling Forum, 15 June 2001. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.cwemf.org/1-DReview/>.

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