Water Science and Technology Library

Soil Conservation Service Curve Number (SCS-CN) Methodology

Authors: Mishra, S.K., Singh, Vijay

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The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) curve number (CN) method is one of the most popular methods for computing the runoff volume from a rainstorm. It is popular because it is simple, easy to understand and apply, and stable, and accounts for most of the runoff producing watershed characteristics, such as soil type, land use, hydrologic condition, and antecedent moisture condition. The SCS-CN method was originally developed for its use on small agricultural watersheds and has since been extended and applied to rural, forest and urban watersheds. Since the inception of the method, it has been applied to a wide range of environments. In recent years, the method has received much attention in the hydrologic literature. The SCS-CN method was first published in 1956 in Section-4 of the National Engineering Handbook of Soil Conservation Service (now called the Natural Resources Conservation Service), U. S. Department of Agriculture. The publication has since been revised several times. However, the contents of the methodology have been nonetheless more or less the same. Being an agency methodology, the method has not passed through the process of a peer review and is, in general, accepted in the form it exists. Despite several limitations of the method and even questionable credibility at times, it has been in continuous use for the simple reason that it works fairly well at the field level.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mishra, Surendra Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 1-83

  • SCS-CN Method

    Mishra, Surendra Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 84-146

  • Analytical Derivation of the SCS-CN Method

    Mishra, Surendra Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 147-204

  • Determination of ā€˜Sā€™ Using Volumetric Concept

    Mishra, Surendra Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 205-243

  • Determination of ā€˜Sā€™ Using Physical Principles

    Mishra, Surendra Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 244-277

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Conservation Service Curve Number (SCS-CN) Methodology
Authors
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
42
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0147-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0147-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1132-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6225-3
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 516
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