Technical Results
Precipitation

Rainfall amounts at the project site (Table 1) were compared to 24-hour storm event data for Connecticut (Table 2), compiled by Miller, et al. (Miller, D.R., Warner, G.S., Ogden, F.L., and DeGaetano, A.T. 2003. Precipitation in Connecticut. Institute of Water Resources, University of Connecticut, Report No. 38). There were five storms greater than the 2 year, 24-hour storm, and one storm greater than the 5 year, 24-hour storm.

Table 1. Largest storms observed at the Jordan Cove project site.

Table 2. 24-hour rainfall by return period.
Date Observed Amount (in) Return Period (yr)
6/17/2001
4.46
>5
10/20/1996
4.21
2-5
6/12/1998
3.79
2-5
3/9/1998
3.73
2-5
10/1/2001
3.6
<2
Return period (yr) Amount (in)
2
3.35
5
4.35
10
5.2
25
6.4
50
7.8
100
9.2

Figure 1. Annual precipitation at nearby Groton, CT.

 



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