Rainfall and runoff relationships along the central highland of Arizona and western New Mexico

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Title:
Rainfall and runoff relationships along the central highland of Arizona and western New Mexico
Author:
Cooley, Keith Roy,1935-
Issue Date:
1966
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Plans to transport water into central and southern Arizona, such as the Central Arizona Project portion of the Southwest Water Plan, will not satisfy water requirements in the near future. It is therefore essential that better use be made of the water falling as precipitation on the basins tributary to southern Arizona. The best water producing area in this region is called the Central Highlands, and is the area under study in this thesis. Although previous workers have completed studies for parts of the Central Highland region, rainfall-runoff relations for the whole area are not available. Relations between rainfall and runoff are expressed in terms of correlation coefficients and runoff ratios. These factors are also discussed in relation to various basin characteristics. A general decline in both correlation coefficients and runoff ratios is noted, and is believed to be associated with the decline of precipitation in the Southwest. It is shown that generally higher correlations are obtained between runoff in the Verde basin and that in each of the others, than between runoff and precipitation within the same basin.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Rain and rainfall -- Arizona.; Rain and rainfall -- New Mexico.; Runoff -- Arizona.; Runoff -- New Mexico.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Sellers, W. D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRainfall and runoff relationships along the central highland of Arizona and western New Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorCooley, Keith Roy,1935-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCooley, Keith Roy,1935-en_US
dc.date.issued1966en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPlans to transport water into central and southern Arizona, such as the Central Arizona Project portion of the Southwest Water Plan, will not satisfy water requirements in the near future. It is therefore essential that better use be made of the water falling as precipitation on the basins tributary to southern Arizona. The best water producing area in this region is called the Central Highlands, and is the area under study in this thesis. Although previous workers have completed studies for parts of the Central Highland region, rainfall-runoff relations for the whole area are not available. Relations between rainfall and runoff are expressed in terms of correlation coefficients and runoff ratios. These factors are also discussed in relation to various basin characteristics. A general decline in both correlation coefficients and runoff ratios is noted, and is believed to be associated with the decline of precipitation in the Southwest. It is shown that generally higher correlations are obtained between runoff in the Verde basin and that in each of the others, than between runoff and precipitation within the same basin.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- New Mexico.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- New Mexico.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSellers, W. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213889970en_US
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