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Hydraulic Calculations

Rainfall Intensity Values

The Rainfall Intensity Values charts were developed by the SCDOT that are based on the Technical Paper 40 maps to aid in calculating intensity values for the 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 year storms. Values are listed for 28 cities in South Carolina. Use the values that most represent the rainfall pattern at your specific site.
Rainfall Intensity Values (PDF 191 Kb)

SCDHEC Approved Rainfall Data

SCDHEC has promulgated two ways of determining the 24 Hour Storm Event for South Carolina. One is in Appendix F of the 2005 BMP Handbook. This appendix is attached in the pdf document below. The other method is using NOAAs Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center. This method requires the Longitude and Latitude of the project. Both of these methods are acceptable to SCDHEC.
Appendix F SC Rainfall Data (PDF 92.7 Kb)

Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources provides access to topographic, land use, and aerial maps that can be downloaded as well as information about the digital elevation and world coordinates data.
Department of Natural Resources

Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides information you can download such as Technical Release 55, Windows Technical Release 55, Technical Release 20, and Windows Technical Release 20. Also, this site has a reference to obtain county soil surveys.
Natural Resources Conservation Service

For additional information or to order, send a written request, including name, address, and payment if required, to:

South Carolina Department of Transportation
Engineering Publication Sales, Room G-19B
Post Office Box 191
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-0191
Telephone: (803)737-4533
Fax: (803)737-4530
Contact Us

Items may be purchased over-the-counter at the Engineering Publication Sales Center, Room G-19B (basement level) in the SCDOT Headquarters Building, 955 Park Street, Columbia, South Carolina.

SCDOT will accept cash, check (make payable to SCDOT), money order (make payable to SCDOT), and credit card (Visa & Mastercard only). Payment must be received before items can be shipped.

Highway Design Manual

The Highway Design Manual assists technicians and engineers in selecting the needed design criteria in preparing plans for SCDOT construction projects.

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