Simulation of water reliability on a small scale water harvesting agrisystem

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191773
Title:
Simulation of water reliability on a small scale water harvesting agrisystem
Author:
Dietterick, Brian Craig.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
Water harvesting techniques are being studied to determine its potential as an alternative reclamation practice. To assist planners and decision makers in evaluating the water harvesting potential, a procedure is developed by which precipitation and its distribution are simulated and incorporated with a runoff model to forecast the long term availability of harvested water. The output from the stochastic precipitation model and statistically- derived runoff model provide a simulated 100 years of annual precipitation and runoff events. Two reservoirs were designed and evaluated separately using varied seasonal irrigation demands. The sensitivity analysis, of varying the demand, revealed yearly water reliability decreased as the total seasonal irrigation demand approached the mean annual runoff. It was also shown that an appropriate reservoir size could be chosen using the probability distributions of the number of dry reservoir days and the number of days the reservoir overflows.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water conservation -- Arizona -- Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County) -- Simulation methods.; Water -- Storage -- Arizona -- Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County) -- Simulation methods.; Rainwater -- Simulation methods.; Runoff -- Computer programs.; Precipitation forecasting -- Simulation methods.; Runoff -- Arizona -- Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Fogel, Martin M.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSimulation of water reliability on a small scale water harvesting agrisystemen_US
dc.creatorDietterick, Brian Craig.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDietterick, Brian Craig.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_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.abstractWater harvesting techniques are being studied to determine its potential as an alternative reclamation practice. To assist planners and decision makers in evaluating the water harvesting potential, a procedure is developed by which precipitation and its distribution are simulated and incorporated with a runoff model to forecast the long term availability of harvested water. The output from the stochastic precipitation model and statistically- derived runoff model provide a simulated 100 years of annual precipitation and runoff events. Two reservoirs were designed and evaluated separately using varied seasonal irrigation demands. The sensitivity analysis, of varying the demand, revealed yearly water reliability decreased as the total seasonal irrigation demand approached the mean annual runoff. It was also shown that an appropriate reservoir size could be chosen using the probability distributions of the number of dry reservoir days and the number of days the reservoir overflows.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater conservation -- Arizona -- Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County) -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Storage -- Arizona -- Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County) -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRainwater -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Computer programs.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrecipitation forecasting -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Arizona -- Black Mesa (Navajo County and Apache County)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGay, Lloyd W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThames, John L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212626676en_US
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