Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191878
Title:
A stock pond simulation model for chaparral watersheds in Arizona
Author:
McDowell, William Charles.
Issue Date:
1985
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:
A previously developed methodology to model the hydrologic performance of stock ponds is modified and tested using data from Arizona chaparral watersheds. The modified method uses stochastic computer models to generate time series' of daily precipitation and temperatures, then transforms this synthetic data into daily streamflow using a soil moisture accounting model. The streamflow model, called a Generalized Streamflow Simulation System, is used to simulate the long "baseflow" recessions typical of chaparral watersheds. Generated streamflow is routed through a set of standard stock ponds to yield statistics and probability distributions for the following annual pond performance criteria: runoff retention, spillage, and pond dry days. A case study of pond performance on a chaparral watershed is performed using the calibrated simulation model. Simulation results are discussed in the context of previous case studies for other areas of Arizona. Simulation results, computer program listings, and sample outputs are included in the report.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Ponds -- Arizona.; Watersheds -- Arizona -- Simulation methods.
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.titleA stock pond simulation model for chaparral watersheds in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorMcDowell, William Charles.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcDowell, William Charles.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 previously developed methodology to model the hydrologic performance of stock ponds is modified and tested using data from Arizona chaparral watersheds. The modified method uses stochastic computer models to generate time series' of daily precipitation and temperatures, then transforms this synthetic data into daily streamflow using a soil moisture accounting model. The streamflow model, called a Generalized Streamflow Simulation System, is used to simulate the long "baseflow" recessions typical of chaparral watersheds. Generated streamflow is routed through a set of standard stock ponds to yield statistics and probability distributions for the following annual pond performance criteria: runoff retention, spillage, and pond dry days. A case study of pond performance on a chaparral watershed is performed using the calibrated simulation model. Simulation results are discussed in the context of previous case studies for other areas of Arizona. Simulation results, computer program listings, and sample outputs are included in the report.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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatersheds -- Arizona -- Simulation methods.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.committeememberFfolliot, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213416377en_US
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