Forecasting short-term discharge from snowmelt

TitleForecasting short-term discharge from snowmelt
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1968
AuthorsBarsch, R. E., and Burnash R. J. C.
Conference Name36th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 36th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1968
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationLake Tahoe, Nevada
KeywordsShort term forecasts, Snowmelt research, Water supply forecasting

A short term water supply forecasting procedure is outlined for the Kings River Basin, in California. Current data collected from aerial lmarkers and pressure pillows and temperature to cause snowmelt are correlated with streamflow data to produce a forecasting procedure for volume streamflow information. Correlation procedures are accomplished by electronic data processing methods for a day-to-day flow pattern or hydrograph. forecasts are updated as differences in parameter values become significant. The Kings River is used as an example and details of the procedures are illustrated.