Hydrology's part in the war effort

TitleHydrology's part in the war effort
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1943
AuthorsBernard, M. l
Conference Name11th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 11th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1943
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III:
Conference LocationCorvallis, Oregon
KeywordsHydrology planning, Wartime effort

Hydrologic planning is proven to be an indispensable part of expanding industry and agricultural production demands even with drought conditions to keep pace with the World War II demands. Flood control works are hurriedly constructed and flood warning systems are increased with more attention given to the forecasts and warnings. Ground water supplies are mapped and potential uses for increased demands on municipal and agricultural demands. Hydrologists are consulted for air-field construction, snow removal and data necessary to support the military installations. The importance of consistent hydrologic records through war and peace is a means of being able to meet the demands of hydrologists nationwide when there is hydrologic planning to be done by the construction engineers and others.