Peak flow assessment of El-Ham wadi in Hodna basin case study

Belazreg N. E. H., Hasbaia M., Şen Z., Ferhati A.

ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, vol.15, no.1, pp.22, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Geobase, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.22
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Wadis of Algeria are subjected to a very irregular hydrological regime. The present study attempts to assess the peak flows in El-Ham wadi study area in the Hodna basin of Algeria by applying empirical (Giandotti, Possenti, Turazza, and Temez) and statistical techniques (Gradex). These methods are the most suitable for El-Ham valley due to the availability and accessibility of precipitation data. The annual maximum daily precipitation (Pmax,d) records are chosen for the applications. This leads, firstly, the estimation of the concentration time Tc using ANRH-Sogreah, Basso, and Giandotti formulas. The results can provide us with many insights. One can easily observe the rise in flood discharges over the different chosen return periods (10-year, 20-year, 50-year, 100-year, and 1000-year). The estimated concentration period equals to 21.5 h. The short-term precipitations at stations 050101, 050301, and 050703 are …