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Main Title Water Utilization Aspects of Weather Modification as Applied to Kansas.
Author Smit, Robert L. ;
CORP Author Kansas Water Resources Research Inst., Manhattan.
Year Published 1970
Report Number Contrib-46; DI-14-01-0001-1635; OWRR-A-023-KAN; 02827,; A-023-KAN(1)
Stock Number PB-196 310
Additional Subjects ( Weather modification ; Stream flow) ; ( Hydrologic cycle ; Kansas) ; Rainfall ; Digital simulation ; Patterns ; Precipitation ; Surface water runoff ; Utilization ; Agriculture ; Reservoirs ; Watersheds ; Models ; Precipitation augmentation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-196 310 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 72p
A digital model of the land phase of the hydrologic cycle is utilized to determine the probable response of Kansas streams to various patterns of rainfall augmentation. Seven test basins, representing a broad range of climatic conditions, are analyzed. Comparative analysis of the results of simulations performed for historic and augmented patterns indicates runoff response would be most sensitive to changes in the precipitation pattern. In Kansas, the percentage increase in average streamflow will be approximately four times the percentage increase in average precipitation--assuming uniform augmentation of the historic pattern. Justification for a statewide program of precipitation augmentation in Kansas would have to be highly dependent on benefits to dry land agriculture. An empirical relationship for determining the percentage gain in average runoff to be realized under conditions of uniformly augmented precipitation is presented. (WRSI abstract)