• Progress in Geography
  • Vol. 39, Issue 7, 1224 (2020)
Zhengxiao YAN1、2、4, Jun XIA1、3、4、*, Jinxi SONG1、4, Lingling ZHAO2, and Guowei PANG1
Author Affiliations
  • 1College of Urban and Environmental Science, Northwest University, Xi'an 710127, China
  • 2Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangzhou 510070, China
  • 3State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
  • 4Key Laboratory of Surface System and Environmental Carrying Capacity, Shaanxi Province, Xi'an 710127, China
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    DOI: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2020.07.014 Cite this Article
    Zhengxiao YAN, Jun XIA, Jinxi SONG, Lingling ZHAO, Guowei PANG. Research progress on design hyetographs in small and medium-scale basins[J]. Progress in Geography, 2020, 39(7): 1224 Copy Citation Text show less


    Designing hyetographs is the basis of deducing design flood for small and medium-sized watersheds lacking flow data. It has a significant impact on construction standards of water conservancy facilities and municipal engineering design. Therefore, a large number of studies on design hyetograph has been carried out in China and internationally. In recent years, due to the impact of climate and environmental changes, great floods occur frequently. Mountain floods and waterlogging in urban areas pose a threat to the property and personal safety of mountain people and urban residents, and have caused many disasters. Therefore, higher requirements are put forward for the design of hyetographs. This article systematically summarized the principles and methods for selecting typical hyetographs and the classification of hyetographs, and reviewed the methods of deducing hyetographs in China and abroad, including the Chicago Hyetographs, the Huff Hyetographs, the Triangle Rainfall Hyetographs, and the Pilgrim & Cordery (P&C) Hyetographs—our short-duration design hyetographs in total, as well as the long-duration Soil Conservation Service (SCS) Hyetographs and the same-frequency method. Finally, the problems in designing hyetographs in small and medium-sized watersheds and the prospects for future research are put forward.