oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - The Mfolozi flood of 31 January 1984 : Cyclone Domoina

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



The threat of cyclones along our east coast is always with us and should obviously not be ignored in the design of important structures. Extrapolation of the probability distribution (Gumbel) based on the historical record of peak discharges in the Mfolozi would indicate that the return period of the 1984 flood was of the order of 500 years.

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