Water Budget for the Island of Molokai, Hawaii

Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4155



Ground-water recharge is estimated from a monthly water budget calculated using long-term average rainfall and streamflow data, synthesized pan-evaporation data, and soil characteristics. The water-budget components are defined seasonally, through the use of monthly data, and spatially by geohydrologic areas, through the use of a geographic information system model.<\p> The long-term average ground-water recharge for Molokai was estimated for natural land-use conditions. The island-wide mean recharge rate for natural conditions is 189 million gallons per day, which is 34 percent of rainfall. The island-wide rainfall, direct runoff, and actual evapotranspiration are 552, 89, and 274 millions gallons per day, respectively.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water Budget for the Island of Molokai, Hawaii
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 97-4155
DOI 10.3133/wri974155
Edition -
Year Published 1997
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) Pacific Islands Water Science Center
Description iv, 20 p.
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