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Coorg Institute of Technology (CIT), Coorg
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Mean Annual Flood proposed by Natural Environment Research Council
Mean Annual Flood=Constant number depending on Location*Catchment Area^0.94*Stream Frequency^0.27*Slope of Catchment^0.16*Soil Type Index^1.23*First day Rainfall^1.03*(1+Area of Lakes or Reservoirs)^-0.85 GO
Fuller's formula for Maximum Flood Discharge
Peak Discharge=Coefficient*Catchment Area^0.8*(1+0.8*log10(Return Period)) GO
Rational Method of Peak Discharge
Peak Discharge=Coefficient of Runoff*Intensity of Rainfall*Catchment Area GO
Peak Value of the Runoff
peak runoff=Coefficient of Runoff*Catchment Area*Intensity of Rainfall GO
Inglis Formula for areas between 160 to 1000 km^2
Peak Discharge=123.2*sqrt(Catchment Area-2.62*(Catchment Area-259)) GO
Inglis Formula for Larger Areas
Peak Discharge=123.2*Catchment Area/sqrt(Catchment Area+10.36) GO
Baird and Mcillwraith Formula for maximum flood discharge
Peak Discharge=3025*Catchment Area/(278+Catchment Area)^0.78 GO
Dredge or Burge formula
Peak Discharge=19.6*Catchment Area/(Length of Basin)^2/3 GO
Ryves Formula
Peak Discharge=Ryves Coefficient*Catchment Area^2/3 GO
Dicken's Formula
Peak Discharge=Dickens Constant*Catchment Area^3/4 GO
Inglis Formula for Small Areas
Peak Discharge=123.2*sqrt(Catchment Area) GO

Shape Factor Formula

Shape Factor=(Watershed Length)^2/Catchment Area
B<sub>sb</sub>=(L)^2/A
More formulas
Drainage Density GO
Length of all Streams when Drainage Density Given GO
Catchment Area when Drainage density is known GO
Stream Density GO
Number of Streams when Stream Density is Known GO
Catchment Area when Stream Density is known GO
Length of Overland Flow GO
Watershed Length when Shape Factor is known GO
Watershed Area when Shape factor is known GO
Form Factor GO
Form factor when Width of the Basin is given GO
Form factor when Shape factor is given GO

What determines the Shape of a Watershed?

The Shape of a Watershed influences the shape of its characteristic hydrograph. For example, a long shape watershed generates, for the same rainfall, a lower outlet flow, as the concentration time is higher.

How to Calculate Shape Factor?

Shape Factor calculator uses Shape Factor=(Watershed Length)^2/Catchment Area to calculate the Shape Factor, The Shape factor formula is defined as the shortest distance between the catchment outlet and centroid divided by the square root of the catchment area. Shape Factor and is denoted by Bsb symbol.

How to calculate Shape Factor using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Shape Factor, enter Watershed Length (L) and Catchment Area (A) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Shape Factor calculation can be explained with given input values -> 113.6364 = (50)^2/22.

FAQ

What is Shape Factor?
The Shape factor formula is defined as the shortest distance between the catchment outlet and centroid divided by the square root of the catchment area and is represented as Bsb=(L)^2/A or Shape Factor=(Watershed Length)^2/Catchment Area. Watershed Length is distance from outlet to watershed boundary along main channel and Catchment Area is an area of land where all water flows to a single stream, river, lake or even ocean.
How to calculate Shape Factor?
The Shape factor formula is defined as the shortest distance between the catchment outlet and centroid divided by the square root of the catchment area is calculated using Shape Factor=(Watershed Length)^2/Catchment Area. To calculate Shape Factor, you need Watershed Length (L) and Catchment Area (A). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Watershed Length and Catchment Area and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
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