Effect of Length of Precipitation Record on Recharge Estimates

by Richard H. French, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, NV, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


The effect of the length of precipitation record on groundwater recharge estimates is examined using data from eleven precipitation gages located on the Nevada Test Site. It is concluded that the length of precipitation record can have a significant effect on estimates of natural recharge.

Subject Headings: Precipitation | Arid lands | Hydrologic data | Pumping tests | Site investigation | Groundwater recharge | Rainfall | Nevada | United States

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