An empirical approach for predicting runoff yield under desert conditions

A. Karnieli, J. Ben-Asher, A. Dodi, A. Issar, G. Oron

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Abstract

An empirical model to predict runoff yield in the Negev desert (Israel) has been developed. The equation assumes a linear relationship between annual rainfall and runoff for a given watershed taking into account the reduction in runoff efficiency with an increase in catchment size. It uses the statistical parameters of the rain in order to calculate the recurrence interval of runoff yields. The results can be used to design and construct small catchments for runoff farming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-252
Number of pages10
JournalAgricultural Water Management
Volume14
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

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