Another Look at SCS-CN Method Academic Article uri icon


  • The Soil Conservation Service-curve number (SCS-CN) method is analytically derived and its basis in the Mockus method analyzed. A modification and a general form of the SCS-CN method are proposed. Using data from five watersheds, the existing SCS-CN method, the proposed modification, and the Mockus method are compared. For these data the modified version is found to be more accurate than the current version.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Mishra, S. K., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 144

complete list of authors

  • Mishra, Surendra Kumar||Singh, Vijay P

publication date

  • July 1999