Development of Rainfall Design Storm Hyetographs for Al-Quassim Region – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Development of Rainfall Design Storm Hyetographs for Al-Quassim Region – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Volume-70 Issue-1
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Ahmed H. Soliman
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I1P240

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Ahmed H. Soliman, "Development of Rainfall Design Storm Hyetographs for Al-Quassim Region – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 334-341, 2022. Crossref,

The design storm hyetograph is a very important input to the hydrologic modelling either for flood hazards assessment purposes or urban stormwater drainage studies as it has a significant effect on the judgment concluded from the hydrological study results. So, it is very crucial to well identify the design of storm hyetograph before all hydrological and hydraulic modelling studies. Several pieces of research and studies were conducted in the literature regarding the development of the design of storm photographs for several countries all over the world. Unfortunately, very limited studies are focusing on the Arabian regions. Al-Quassim region – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been suffering from flood hazards during the last decades. So, it is in dire need of accurate design storm hyetographs. 557 storms are collected from eight rainfall gauges distributed over the Al-Quassim region area. Six approaches are used to develop the design of storm hyetographs. The developed hyetographs are compared together in addition to the currently available hyetograph for the Al-Quassim region to exclude low-performance hyetographs. Additionally, hydrological modelling is used to compare the screened developed hyetographs together. The study reveals that the design storm hyetographs developed using the alternating block method is the best hyetographs among the developed and currently existing hyetographs.

Alternating Block, Design Storm, Euler II, Huff, Rainfall Hyetograph.

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