Skip Navigation

TR-66 Simplified Dam Breach Routing


This technical release presents a method for estimating key characteristics of the floodwave generated by the sudden breaching of a dam. These characteristics are the peak flood flow Qo at a predefined location in the path of the floodwave, the associated maximum depth of flow do, and the time lapse to between the breaching of the dam and the occurrence of the above two extremes.

Downloads          These files require a zip utility or Adobe Acrobat.

TR-66, Simplified Dam-Breach Routing (65 Kb)
TR-66 Documentation (4.5 Mb)

The Natural Resources Conservation Service used government funds to develop the Technical Release 66 (TR66) computer program. It may be downloaded for use and copying at no additional expense or license requirements.

< Back to H & H Tools and Models