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Author(s):Ferguson, Bruce K.; Suckling, Philip W.
Author Affiliation:Ferguson: Associate Professor, School of Environmental Design; Suckling: Sandy Beaver Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Title:Changing rainfall-runoff relationships in the urbanizing Peachtree Creek watershed, Atlanta, Georgia
Source:Water Resources Bulletin. Vol. 26, No. 2, April 1990, p. 313-322.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Edina, MN: American Water Resources Association.
Related Web URL:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1752-1688.1990.tb01374.x/abstract
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Surface runoff; Watersheds
Abstract/Contents:"Peachtree Creek is a gaged watershed that has experienced a substantial increase in urbanization. The relationships of runoff to rainfall were studied for total annual flows, low flows, and peak flows. For each type of flow the relationship in the later, more urbanized period was compared to that in the earlier, less urbanized period. An increase in total runoff in wet years was observed as urbanization increased, but a decrease occurred during dry years. For low flows a similar decrease of runoff in dry years was found. An increase in peak runoff was observed over most of the range of precipitation. Increasing peak flows and declining low flows can be adequately explained by urban hydrologic theory, which focuses on the effects of urban impervious surfaces upon direct runoff and infiltration. However, a decline of total runoff in dry years can be explained only by taking into account evapotranspiration as well. The concept of advectively assisted urban evapotranspiration, previously discovered by climatologists, is needed to explain such a loss of total runoff. Urban hydrologic theory must take into account vegetation and evapotranspiration, as well as impervious surfaces and their direct runoff, to explain the magnitude of total annual flows and low flows. Urban stormwater management should address the restoration of low flows, as well as the control of floods."
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Ferguson, B. K., and P. W. Suckling. 1990. Changing rainfall-runoff relationships in the urbanizing Peachtree Creek watershed, Atlanta, Georgia. Water Resour. Bull. 26(2):p. 313-322.
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1990.tb01374.x
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