Water Resources Management

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 1–12

Regional Flood Frequency Analysis of Mahi-Sabarmati Basin (Subzone 3-a) using Index Flood Procedure with L-Moments

  • B. P. Parida
  • R. K. Kachroo
  • D. B. Shrestha

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007970800408

Cite this article as:
Parida, B.P., Kachroo, R.K. & Shrestha, D.B. Water Resources Management (1998) 12: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1007970800408


With the objective of investigating the hydrological homogeneity of India's hydrometeorological subzone 3-a and identification of a suitable frequency distribution for it, a regional flood frequency analysis has been carried out using the index flood procedure and the L-moments. Based on analysis of flood data at 12 gauged sites, the Mahi-Sabarmati basin is shown to be hydrologically homogeneous and follows the generalized normal distribution. Regional curve developed based on the analysis has been recommended for carrying out flood frequency analysis at both gauged and ungauged sites in this region.

probability weighted moments L-moments discordancy measure regional heterogeneity goodness-of-fit measure 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. P. Parida
    • 1
  • R. K. Kachroo
    • 2
  • D. B. Shrestha
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Dar es SalaamDar es SalaamTanzania
  3. 3.Nepal Electricity AuthorityKathmanduNepal

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