Regional flood estimation for ungauged basins in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Publication Date : 2003-01-01
Author : Lim, Y. H.Lye, L. M.
Countries : Malaysia
Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Flood
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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Design flood estimation is an important task that is required in the planning and design of many civil engineering projects. In this study, the flood records of more than 23 gauged river basins in Sarawak, Malaysia, are examined using an index-flood estimation procedure based on L-moments. Two homogeneous regions were identified and the Generalized Extreme Value and the Generalized Logistic distributions are found to describe the distribution of extreme flood events appropriately within the respective regions. A regional growth curve is subsequently developed for each of the regions. These curves can be used for the estimation of design floods in ungauged basins in Sarawak within the limitations identified for the method. The results presented herein are useful for practicing engineers in Sarawak while the general methodology may be used in any other regions, provided flood records are available.