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The effect ot soil-absorption on snow survey forecasting of streamflow
Submitted by Armida on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 16:43
|The effect ot soil-absorption on snow survey forecasting of streamflow
|Year of Conference
|Boardman, H. P.
|4th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
|Proceedings of the 4th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
|American Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part II:
|Soil absorption, Statistical analysis, Water supply forecasting
Snow precipitation producing run-off on the eastern slope of the Central Sierra is described. The total precipitation or absorption losses cannot be quantitatively determined, and soil absorption losses as well as evaporation loss must be considered for large basins. It is believed that soil absorption and other losses are constant under otherwise equal conditions and that the run-off is directly proportional to the amount of winter precipitation. Snow survey and runoff of the Truckee and Tahoe basins are tabulated and discussed for 1921-33. The insertion of pipes in the ground, the recording of fluctuations of the ground water level, and intensified precipitation and temperature studies in high altitudes are recommended.