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Channel and Floodplain Cross Sections, La Ceiba, Honduras

Description:
Cross sections for the 50-year flood, for Rio Cangrejal, La Ceiba, Honduras. Water-surface elevations for an estimated 50-year-flood discharge on Rio Cangrejal at La Ceiba 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 Cangrejal, 1030 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.
Place(s):
Honduras, Atlántida, Departamento de, and La Ceiba
Subject(s):
Floods, Floodplains, Flood control, Inland Waters, and cross sections
Format(s):
Shapefile
Year(s):
2001
Held by:
Harvard
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