Flow Losses in the Lower Gila River

by Lawrence F. Pratt, (F.ASCE), Engineer; North Hollywood, Calif.,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 344-349

Document Type: Journal Paper


Method for estimating losses from infrequent flows in lower reaches of Gila River, in Arizona; factors affecting percent of losses between upstream and downstream stations; role of riverbed, dry for long time; equation for determination of cumulative percent loss by considering factor of first day percent loss, days of flow at lower gage, and empirical exponent.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Flow duration | River flow | Empirical equations | Arizona | United States

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