A Comprehensive Flood Events Database (FEDB) in the Contiguous United States from 2002 to 2013

FEDB is a comprehensive dataset consisting of more than half a million flood events automatically extracted from 6,301 USGS flow records and radar-rainfall fields (Stage IV) from 2002 to 2013, using the characteristic point method (CPM). The database features event duration; first- (mass center) and second- (spreading) order moments of both precipitation and flow; flow peak and percentile; event runoff coefficient; base flow; and information on the basin. It can support flood modeling, geomorphological and geophysical impact studies, and instantaneous unit hydrograph and risk analyses, among other investigations. The database can be downloaded here. Events are stored in ESRI shape files grouped according their USGS gauge location in folders named by the 4-digit HUC code.




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[2] Mei, Yiwen, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou. “A hydrograph separation method based on information from rainfall and runoff records.” Journal of Hydrology 523 (2015): 636-649.