Response functions in the critical comparison of conjunctive management systems in two western states
AuthorLacher, Laurel J.
Water rights -- California.
Water rights -- Colorado.
Water -- Law and legislation -- California.
Water -- Law and legislation -- Colorado.
Committee ChairMaddock, Thomas
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractComparing the relative performances of different conjunctive management systems requires the characterization of those systems in like terms. Once characterized, the systems can then be simulated with computer models and their performances evaluated. Response functions provide an efficient means of incorporating hydrogeologic characteristics of a river-aquifer system in a computer program that simulates the behavior of a system under a given management system. Even though response functions are defined only for linear systems, this paper demonstrates their use in certain nonlinear systems, such as when the water table drops below the extinction depth for evapotranspiration. Examples of the criteria that may be used to evaluate the conjunctive management systems described in this paper include drawdown and river leakance induced by pumping (capture) as well as the ability of the system to meet surface water demands and system exit requirements.
Degree ProgramHydrology and Water Resources