Physically-based Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) Project over three
watersheds in Northern California
A new methodology to estimate probable maximum precipitation (PMP) is developed by means of physically-based reional atmospheric model. The methodology is developed with application over the American River watershed, the Yuba River watershed, and the Upper Feather River watershed in Northern California. The developed methodology does not depend on observation data unlike traditional PMP approach or flood frequency analysis, and its final goal is to obatain the physical upper bound of prescipitation over the target watershed.