An objective forecast of the snowmelt hydrograph

TitleAn objective forecast of the snowmelt hydrograph
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1962
AuthorsMcCallister, J. P., and Johnson R.
Conference Name30th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 30th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1962
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationCheyenne, Wyoming
KeywordsUnit hydrograph, Water supply forecasting

An outline of a simple objective method, applicable in the Great Plains area, is presented for forecasting streamflow from both snowmelt and precipitation. Current temperature, precipitation and snow depth data are used in the forecast procedure which is fashioned after the Unit Hydrograph procedure. The basin or area runoff is then computed from appropriate rainfall-runoff relationships.In discussion Donald L. Miller points out some differences in opinion as to the degree-day interpretations to temperature values for snowmelt computations for the Great Plains area.