2016-0427 : Welcome -- The tools here are exact replicas of the tools distributed by TxDOT (users should obtain the tools directly from TxDOT and they are provided here as a back-up)
2016-0714 : Update -- The EBDLKUP-2015.xlsx sheet had a error because of a failed lexiographic sort. The error impacted several counties; the impacted districts have been notified and a corrected spreadsheet was prepared. The corrected spreadsheet is named EBDLKUP-2015v2.1.xlsx. Prior sheets (EBDLKUP-2015.xlsx) should be destroyed.
EBDLKLUP-2015 is the result of research to update the existing Texas EBD values used in rainfall intensity estimation.
The revised tools incorporate additional data not available since the last update (circa 1985).
The tools are provided as an interim tool until NOAA Atlas 14 is eventually extended to include Texas.
Once the NOAA values are available, hydrologists should use the federal tools (and update the EBD tool if desired).
TXHYETO-2015 is a companion tool to simplify generation of hyetographs for HEC-HMS modeling is included.
Documentation for 0-6824 (EBDLKUP and TXHYETO)
Project Summary Report A brief summary (Executive Abstract)
Project Final Report Detailed report; includes programmer notes; video production notes; tutorial for using the software (the file is large, download takes awhile)
TxDOT Research Newsletter (Spring 2016) Newsletter that introduces the availability of the tool(s).
DES601-Training-Insert A training module insert that describes EBDLKUP-2015. Intended for insertion into TxDOT DES601 curriculum (as well as for self-training).
Software and Videos
EBDLKUP-2015 The EBDLKUP-2015 spreadheet. The spreadsheet is locked (protected) to prevent accidental changing of the database. The database is "hidden", but is included in the spreadsheet. File extension is XLSX. The File does NOT use Macros.
EBDLKUP-2015 Video The EBDLKUP-2015 spreadheet training video. The video is about 8 minutes long. Best to download, but it will stream if necessary. Follows an example presented in the report.
TXHYETO-2015 The TXHYETO-2015 spreadheet. The spreadsheet is locked (protected) to prevent accidental changing of the functions. File extension is XLSX. The File does NOT use Macros.
TXHYETO-2015 Video The TXHYETO-2015 spreadheet training video. The video is about 8 minutes long. Best to download, but it will stream if necessary. Follows an example presented in the report.