Lakes interact with all components of the hydrological system: atmospheric water, surface water, and groundwater. The fluxes of water to and from lakes with regard to each of these components represent the water budget of a lake. Mathematically, the concept of a water budget is deceptively simple: income equals outgo, plus or minus change in storage. In practice, however, measuring the water fluxes to and from lakes accurately is not simple, because understanding of the various hydrological processes and the ability to measure the various hydrological components are limited.
Additional publication details
|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Title||Hydrological processes and the water budget of lakes|
|Contributing office(s)||North Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center|
|Larger Work Type||Book|
|Larger Work Title||Physics and chemistry of lakes|