Flood Depths, Choluteca, Honduras
Flood depth polygons for the 50-year flood, for Rio Choluteca, and the Rio Iztoca tributary near Choluteca, Honduras. Water-surface elevations for an estimated 50-year-flood discharge on Rio Choluteca at Choluteca were determined using HEC-RAS, a one-dimensional step-backwater computer program. The channel and floodplain cross section geometry used in HEC-RAS were developed from an airborne light detection and ranging (LIDAR) topographic survey of the area. The 50-year-flood discharge for Rio Choluteca, 4620 cubic meters per second, was estimated using a flood-frequency analysis of a nearby gaging station; and for Rio Iztoca, 430 cubic meters per second, was estimated using a regression equation that relates the 50-year-flood discharge to drainage area and mean annual precipitation. The area of inundation and depth of flood coverage was created with the HEC-RAS output and topographic TIN using HEC-geo-RAS software.
- United States Geological Survey
- Honduras, Choluteca, Departamento de, and Choluteca
- Floods, Floodplains, Flood control, inlandWaters, and flood depth
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