Model for prediction of seepage from small unlined water impoundments

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Title:
Model for prediction of seepage from small unlined water impoundments
Author:
Sale, Thomas Clay.
Issue Date:
1985
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A physically based hydrologic model is presented which predicts seepage losses from small water impoundments. Model development included: 1) estimation of historical seepage losses from three stock ponds located at Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Tombstone, Arizona, 2) evaluation of factors controlling seepage losses from these ponds, 3) development of a seepage prediction model based upon the observed factors controlling seepage losses, and 4) calibration and testing of the seepage Prediction model. Results of this study indicate that seepage rates from the stock ponds studied are dynamic, controlled largely by the volumes and frequencies of inflows and the permeabilities of the materials underlying the ponds. Required input to the model includes an inflow record, pan evaporation data, a stage-surface area relationship, and estimates of the model parameters of minimum and maximum hydraulic conductivity. Comparison of model output to actual data indicates the program successfully predicts seepage losses from small unlined water impoundments.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Ponds -- Arizona -- Mathematical models.; Seepage -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleModel for prediction of seepage from small unlined water impoundmentsen_US
dc.creatorSale, Thomas Clay.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSale, Thomas Clay.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_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.abstractA physically based hydrologic model is presented which predicts seepage losses from small water impoundments. Model development included: 1) estimation of historical seepage losses from three stock ponds located at Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Tombstone, Arizona, 2) evaluation of factors controlling seepage losses from these ponds, 3) development of a seepage prediction model based upon the observed factors controlling seepage losses, and 4) calibration and testing of the seepage Prediction model. Results of this study indicate that seepage rates from the stock ponds studied are dynamic, controlled largely by the volumes and frequencies of inflows and the permeabilities of the materials underlying the ponds. Required input to the model includes an inflow record, pan evaporation data, a stage-surface area relationship, and estimates of the model parameters of minimum and maximum hydraulic conductivity. Comparison of model output to actual data indicates the program successfully predicts seepage losses from small unlined water impoundments.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPonds -- Arizona -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeepage -- Mathematical models.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.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213340389en_US
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