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Model-estimated ground-water recharge and hydrograph of ground-water discharge to a stream

Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4253

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Abstract

The computer model PULSE, described in this report, can be used to construct a hydrograph of ground-water discharge to a stream. The model is applicable to a ground-water flow system that is driven by areally uniform recharge to the water table, and in which ground water discharges to a gaining stream. One of the two formulations used by the model allows for an instantaneous recharge pulse and subsequent ground-water discharge to the stream. The other formulation, which allows for a gradual hydrologic gain or loss term in addition to the instantaneous pulse, can be used to simulate the effects of gradual recharge to the water table, ground-water evapotranspiration, or downward leakage to a deeper aquifer.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Model-estimated ground-water recharge and hydrograph of ground-water discharge to a stream
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
97-4253
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Information Services [distributor],
Description:
vi, 29 p. :ill. ;28 cm.