Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296083
Title:
Runoff Estimates for Thunderstorm Rainfall on Small Rangeland Watersheds
Author:
Simanton, J. R.; Osborn, H. B.
Affiliation:
USDA-ARS, Southwest Rangeland Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ 85705
Issue Date:
16-Apr-1983
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Almost all runoff from small rangeland watersheds in the Southwest is the result of intense thunderstorm rainfall, and the variability of this rainfall is an important runoff-influencing factor in such areas where high intensity rainfall dominates watershed hydrology. Thunderstorm runoff estimates for small rangeland watersheds can be made using a multitude of estimating techniques ranging from simple table and graph procedures to utilizing high-speed computers, and even the most sophisticated models greatly simplify the rainfall input. In this paper, the combined effects of rainfall quantity and intensity, and the rainfall energy factor, EI, in the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE), were analyzed, and simple procedures for estimating semiarid rangeland runoff volumes were developed. Equally good correlations with runoff volumes were found for EI, and for total storm rainfall times maximum rainfall intensities for 5, 10, and 30 minutes and the square of the maximum 60-minute rainfall.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRunoff Estimates for Thunderstorm Rainfall on Small Rangeland Watershedsen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimanton, J. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsborn, H. B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUSDA-ARS, Southwest Rangeland Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ 85705en_US
dc.date.issued1983-04-16-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractAlmost all runoff from small rangeland watersheds in the Southwest is the result of intense thunderstorm rainfall, and the variability of this rainfall is an important runoff-influencing factor in such areas where high intensity rainfall dominates watershed hydrology. Thunderstorm runoff estimates for small rangeland watersheds can be made using a multitude of estimating techniques ranging from simple table and graph procedures to utilizing high-speed computers, and even the most sophisticated models greatly simplify the rainfall input. In this paper, the combined effects of rainfall quantity and intensity, and the rainfall energy factor, EI, in the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE), were analyzed, and simple procedures for estimating semiarid rangeland runoff volumes were developed. Equally good correlations with runoff volumes were found for EI, and for total storm rainfall times maximum rainfall intensities for 5, 10, and 30 minutes and the square of the maximum 60-minute rainfall.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296083-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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