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Base-Flow Yields of Watersheds in the Berkeley County Area, West Virginia

U.S. Geological Survey, Data Series 216

By Ronald D. Evaldi and Katherine S. Paybins

Prepared in cooperation with the Berkeley County Commission

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Abstract

Base-flow yields at approximately 50 percent of the annual mean ground-water recharge rate were estimated for watersheds in the Berkeley County area, W.Va. These base-flow yields were determined from two sets of discharge measurements made July 2528, 2005, and May 4, 2006. Two sections of channel along Opequon Creek had net flow losses that are expressed as negative base-flow watershed yields; these and other base-flow watershed yields in the eastern half of the study area ranged from -940 to 2,280 gallons per day per acre ((gal/d)/acre) and averaged 395 (gal/d)/acre. The base-flow yields for watersheds in the western half of the study area ranged from 275 to 482 (gal/d)/acre and averaged 376 (gal/d)/acre.

Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Description of the Study Area

Hydrologic Conditions

Discharge Measurements

Base-Flow Yields

References Cited

Figures

1. Map showing base-flow yields of watershed in the Berkeley County area, West Virginia.

Tables

1. Discharge measurements of streams in the Berkeley County area, West Virginia, July 2528, 2005, and May 4, 2006.


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Suggested Citation:

Evaldi, R.D., and Paybins, K.S., 2006, Base-Flow Yields of Watersheds in the Berkeley County Area, West Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 216, 4 p., 1 fig.



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