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Water loss in the Potomac River basin during droughts

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Sehlke G.Hayes D.F.Stevens D.K.

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Abstract

The water loss phenomena in the Washington DC metropoliton area's (WMA) Potomac River water supply basin during droughts was analyzed. Gage errors, permitted withdrawals, evaporation, and transpiration by trees along the river were investigated to account for loss. The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) calculated potential gage error and examined permits to determine permitted levels of consumption withdrawals from the Potomac. The result of a single slug test indicated that the soil transmissivity may not be adequate to allow passage of enough water to account for all of the calculated water loss.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Water loss in the Potomac River basin during droughts
ISBN:
0784407371
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management
First page:
1608
Last page:
1618
Conference Title:
2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Conference Date:
27 June 2004 through 1 July 2004