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Main Title Efficiency of Data Collection Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources for Prediction and Control.
Author Kisie, Chester C. ; Duckstei, Lucien ;
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-1876; OWRR-B-007-ARIZ; 07357,; B-007-ARIZ(21)
Stock Number PB-208 599
Additional Subjects ( Hydrologic data ; Arizona) ; ( Water resources ; Management planning) ; Stream flow ; Rainfall ; Economic factors ; Water quality ; Decision theory ; Aquifers ; Evaluation ; Structural design ; Levees ; Piers ; Tucson(Arizona) ; Rillito Creek ; Bayesian decision theory
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NTIS  PB-208 599 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Efficiency of hydrologic data collection systems is viewed in terms of the socio-economic value of the data for planning, design and management of water resources systems. Variance of parameter estimates is contrasted with the socio-economic loss functions associated with errors of overestimation and underestimation of true parameters. The use of economic loss functions within the framework of Bayesian decision theory is illustrated for the design of height of flood levees and depth of bridge piers; annual flood data on Rillito Creek (Tucson, Arizona) is analyzed so as to determine the worth of one more year of data for making the design decision. (Author)