The Development of a Hydrologic Drought Index and Termination Rate Probabilitiesby Donald R. Kendall, Loyola Marymount Univ,
John A. Dracup, Loyola Marymount Univ,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)
The development of a hydrologic drought index (HDI) based on drought severity is presented along with a new formulation for drought termination probabilities. Results indicate that termination rate probability curves vary according to discrete levels of HDI. Data is presented for the Sacramento River near Red Bluff, California.
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