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Aquifer recharge from the 1969 and 1978 floods in the Mojave River basin, California

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Aquifer recharge from the 1969 and 1978 floods in the Mojave River basin, California; 1980; OFR; 80-207; Buono, A.; Lang, David J.

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The Mojave River basin, a high desert area in southwestern San Bernardino County, Calif., received 2.3 times the normal annual precipitation during the 1969 and 1978 water years. Precipitation in the mountainous upper part of the watershed is the primary source of flow in the Mojave River. The resulting floods had an instantaneous peak discharge of 18,000 cubic feet per second in 1969, about 100 miles downstream, representing the maximum flood-recurrence interval in the basin of 30 years. The instantaneous peak measured during the 1978 floods at Deep Creek represented the maximum flood-recurrence interval in the basin of 20 years. A comparison of the hydrologic data for the 1969 and 1978 flood periods indicates that although more precipitation [...]

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