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Short range snowmelt forecasts
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:37
|Short range snowmelt forecasts
|Year of Conference
|Schermerhorn, V. P.
|29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Day to day procedures, Runoff, Snowmelt, Water supply forecasting
A procedure is described for preparing successive daily forecasts of streamflow from snow melt over the West Kootenay River Basin in British Columbia. The system is based on temperature index which varies proportionally with streamflow. An adjacent small basin is used as a contributing index area. A series of graphs are included to illustrate the procedure.A discussion by Mr. David M. Rockwood suggests that the inclusion of a percentage index of the area covered by snow from serial observations would add materially towards increasing the accuracy of forecasts along with the falling limb of the hydrograph. Two graphs are included for developing this factor.