The small ungauged basins of the highly urbanized area of the city of Rome are often the subject of critical flood conditions for the significant human-made transformations. In this work the EBA4SUB framework, implementing the hydrogeomorphic width function instantaneous unit hydrograph rainfall run-off model, and using digital elevation model, land use and synthetic precipitation as main input information, is applied for evaluating extreme hydrologic forcing conditions at the basic scale. The goal is to understand the rationale behind the observed increasing frequency of local urban inundations that are also observed in the uplands. Results present the impact of urbanization expressed by both the run-off coefficient, the artificial drainage, impacted by paved surfaces and a dramatic number of river–road intersections (i.e. culverts), and the upstream to downstream non-natural scaling behaviour of hydrologic parameters and in particular the peak discharge per unit drainage area.

On the impact of urbanization on flood hydrology of small ungauged basins: the case study of the Tiber river tributary network within the city of Rome

Nardi F
;
Biscarini C
2018

Abstract

The small ungauged basins of the highly urbanized area of the city of Rome are often the subject of critical flood conditions for the significant human-made transformations. In this work the EBA4SUB framework, implementing the hydrogeomorphic width function instantaneous unit hydrograph rainfall run-off model, and using digital elevation model, land use and synthetic precipitation as main input information, is applied for evaluating extreme hydrologic forcing conditions at the basic scale. The goal is to understand the rationale behind the observed increasing frequency of local urban inundations that are also observed in the uplands. Results present the impact of urbanization expressed by both the run-off coefficient, the artificial drainage, impacted by paved surfaces and a dramatic number of river–road intersections (i.e. culverts), and the upstream to downstream non-natural scaling behaviour of hydrologic parameters and in particular the peak discharge per unit drainage area.
DEM; flood; hydrology; terrain analysis; Tiber; ungauged basins; WFIUH
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