Develop Water Management Methods for Watersheds Subject to Intensive Development: Partial Project Completion Report
Resnick, S. D.
Stull, E. A.
Randall, J. H.
AffiliationWater Resources Research Center
KeywordsWatershed management -- Arizona.
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DescriptionOWRT Project No. A-069-ARIZ / Agreement No. 14-34-0001-6003 / Project Dates: July 1975-September 1977 / Acknowledgement: The work upon which this report is based was supported by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1978.
AbstractIn dealing with water management methods for a watershed possibly subject to intensive development in the future, such as the Sonoita Creek Basin in Arizona, a model of the hydrologic system is the only possible link between the hydrologist and the systems engineer. The water balance picture that was taken by the hydrologist has to be advanced up to a point in which the response of the aquifer considered, to different water policies, will be known. At this point the integration between the environment and its management can be properly addressed. From a standpoint of the hydrologist, a model is therefore the overall goal of his study. Such a model will enable him to simulate the relationships between recharge, discharge and ground-water elevation. Consequently, a water balance model was calibrated, and a working routine with the model was developed that was used by the systems engineers.