Extreme Value Snow Water Equivalent and Snowmelt for Infrastructure Design over the Contiguous United States

Abstract Snowmelt‐driven floods result in large societal and economic impacts on local communities including infrastructure failures in the U.S. However, the current U.S. government standard design precipitation maps are based on liquid precipitation data (e.g. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Precipitation‐Frequency Atlas 14; NOAA Atlas 14) with very limited guidance on snowmelt‐driven floods. In this […]