An Interactive Computer Model to Simulate Water Quality of Streamflow from Forested Watersheds in Arizona
To better formulate water resources policies and management strategies, a computer model that simulates concentrations of dissolved chemicals in snowmelt-runoff from forested watersheds...

Management of Groundwater Overdraft in the Phoenix, Arizona, Area
By law, the overdrafting of groundwater in the Phoenix, Arizona, area must cease by the year 2025. Safe yield can be achieved by means of conservation, water supply augmentation, and condemnation...

Optimizing Wet-Dry Precipitation Probabilities for Improving Plant Establishment
Studies have shown that the chances of achieving successful seedling establishment in arid and semiarid regions is dependent upon the pattern of favorable wet-dry precipitation sequences....

Maricopa County Hydrology Procedure
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County has developed a procedure to be used for flood hydrology in Maricopa County, Arizona, and the Flood Control District has prepared a Hydrologic...

Rainfall Simulation Studies of Nutrient Export from Watersheds in Arizona and New Mexico
Data from rainfall simulation experiments conducted in Arizona and New Mexico were used to identify relationships between total suspended sediment (TSS) concentrations (kg/ha/mm of runoff)...

Evaluating Spring Flow Trends at Pipe Spring National Monument and Vicinity, Arizona
A study conducted by the National Park Service Water Resources Division is resolving if ground water pumping is causing spring flow declines at Pipe Spring National Monument (PISP). Ground...

ROTO—A Continuous Water and Sediment Routing Model
A model called ROTO was developed to estimate water and sediment yields on large basins (several thousand square miles). ROTO is a continuous model operating on a daily time step that...

Near Real Time Irrigation Scheduling Using Heat Unit Based Crop Coefficients
An interactive computer program (SCHEDPEN) which utilizes growing-degree-day based crop coefficients for irrigation scheduling was developed and tested on cotton during 1988 and 1989 at...

Implemented Solutions to Wqter Supply Problems—The Tucson Experience
During the past 30 years Tucson Arizona has been one of the fastest growing urban centers in the United States. During this period, the population served by the municipal water utility,...

Phoenix Flood Hydrology for Price Expressway
Recently HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) completed a study of the off-site stormwater volumes and peak flow rates for the Price Expressway and Santan Freeway in suburban Phoenix. HDR is the...

Transmission Losses, Flood Peaks, and Groundwater Recharge
Abstractions of streamflow in ephemeral stream channels from infiltration in the channel beds and banks are called transmission losses. These losses are important because water is 'lost'...

Large Floods and Climate Change in the Southwestern United States
Floods can have a tremendous impact on water resources but their properties may fluctuate at frequencies that defy recognition in short-term instrumented records. Paleoflood deposits provide...

Channel-changing Processes on the Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona, 1936-86
Lateral channel change on the mainly ephemeral Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona, causes damage and has spawned costly efforts to control bank erosion. Aerial photographs, historical...

Cyclic Streamflow Test for Validity of Randomness
Long-term Arizona runoff records used for flood insurance frequency analysis estimates are compared with long-term precipitation station records for cyclic behavior. Runoff cumulative...

Simulating Spatially Varied Thunderstorm Rainfall
Using data from two independent, relatively dense networks of raingages located in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona, the spatial distribution of thunderstorm rainfall was determined as...

Rainfall-Sampling Impacts on Runoff
The sensitivity of computed peak-runoff rates to rainfall-sampling frequency over three semiarid watersheds in southeastern Arizona of increasing size is investigated using the methodology...

Design Cloudburst and Flash Flood Methodology for the Western Mojave Desert, California
A methodology was required for estimating flow in ungaged drainages. An analysis of floods in the western Mojave Desert showed that the largest events on basins below 1,500 meters MSL...

Application of Geological Information to Arizona Flood Hazard Assessment
Hydrological modeling procedures applied to regulatory flood-hazard zonation can be misapplied when assumptions concerning flood-hazardous processes are violated. Geomorphological mapping...

Risk Analysis as a Tool to Determine Spillway Design Capacities
Lyman Dam is an earth and rockfill structure located on the Little Colorado River approximately 11 miles south and upstream of St. Johns, Arizona. Several studies examining the safety...

Longitudinal Channel Response Due to In-Stream Mining
This paper describes the analysis procedure developed for the Arizona Department of Transportation for the estimation of short-term longitudinal channel response due to in-stream mining....

 

 

 

 

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