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394373 - Physical Hydrological Modeling of Bell Canyon for Education, Outreach and Research

Monday, June 4
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Skyway Room
Co-Authors: Kevin Hernandez, California – California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

The San Dimas Experimental Forest (SDEF) has been designated as a research area by the United States Forest Service for use as a hydrologic testing facility since 1933. This study focuses on Bell Canyon (1.32 square miles) the upper most watershed contained in the Big Dalton watershed which is part of the SDEF. A scaled physical watershed model was developed for Bell Canyon at an approximately 1:160,000. The physical model offers a comprehensive visualization of a watershed processes such as rainfall intensity, peak discharge and travel time. The preliminary results from the physical model demonstrated a peak discharge within the physical model ranging from 0.3 to 2 cubic inches per sec and travel times that ranges from 30 secs to 1.5 mins based on the slope and roughness of the watershed. Testing and validation of the physical model will be done using HEC-HMS. The completion of the Bell Canyon physical and computer models can be used for educational instruction in the classroom, outreach in the community, and further research using the model as an accurate representation of the watershed present in the San Dimas Experimental Forest.

Seema Chandrakant Shah-Fairbank, P.E., PhD

Associate Professor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Kevin Hernandez

California State University, Pomona

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