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Hydrograph Description:

A graph which helps to define the time past a specific point v/s rate of flow in a river is known as hydrography. The terms cubic feet per second or cubic meters (CFs or cms) are used to express the rate of flow. The volume of water for a particular outfall are also given in this graph. Commonly, we can use these kinds of graphs in designing of external water and joint sewers.

Types of hydrograph:

  • Annual hydrographs aka regimes
  • Direct Runoff Hydrograph
  • Effective Runoff Hydrograph
  • Flood hydrographs
  • Raster Hydrograph
  • Storage opportunities in the drainage network
  • Storm hydrographs

Factors that influence the shape and volume of hydrograph:

  • Areal distribution or rainfall over the basin and
  • Channel morphology and drainage type
  • effects of land use and land cover
  • Rainfall intensity and pattern
  • Size and duration of the storm event
  • Slope of the land surface and main channel
  • Size and shape of the drainage area
  • Soil types and distribution
  • Storage detention in the watershed

Uses of Hydrographs

  • Flood plain management studies.
  • Emergency action plans.
  • Channel design.
  • Design of farm ponds.
  • Grade stabilization structures.
  • Watershed evaluations.
  • Design of structural works.


  • You can get the total time distribution of runoff and its volume by using a unit hydrograph.
  • you can use Fluid Hydrograph very easily, whether you have a very less record of data
  • The best facility of this system is this that you can prepare this information in computer very easily.
  • By using statistical methods you can check out the reliability of flows.


  • On any size of drainage basin we can apply it.
  • The upper limit for unit hydrograph is 5000km2.


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