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Hydrologic analysis of the Mojave River, California, using a mathematical model

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Hydrologic analysis of the Mojave River, California, using a mathematical model; 1974; WRI; 74-17; Durbin, Timothy J.; Hardt, W. F.

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The channel of the Mojave Rive'r in California is normally dry and is highly permeable over much of its length, and large quantities of water from natural floodflows in the channel infiltrate through the channel bed to the underlying ground-water body. From 1930 to 1972 only 18 floods at The Forks produced flow at Barstow, 55 miles (88 kilometres) downstream from The Forks. Peak discharges at Barstow from these floods ranged from 180 cubic feet per second (5 cubic metres per second) in 1967 to 64,300 cubic feet per second (1,820 cubic metres per second) in 1938. Total stream infiltration, primarily as ground-water recharge, ranged from 3,600 acre-feet (4.40 cubic hectometres) in 1935 to 50,400 acre-feet (62.1 cubic hectometres) in [...]

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