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Water Budget for the Nueces Estuary, Texas, May–October 1998

By D.J. Ockerman

U.S. Geological Survey
Fact Sheet 081–01


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Contents

Study Area

Instrumentation and Data Collection

Water-Budget Components

Rainfall

Measured Inflow

Unmeasured Inflow

Return Flow

Evaporation

Net Tidal Flow

Estimated Water Budget

References

Figures

1. 
Map showing location of Nueces estuary, Texa
2. 
Hydrographs showing daily mean discharge at stations 08211500 Nueces River at Calallen and 08211503 Rincon Bayou Channel near Calallen, May–October 1998
3. 
Graphs showing instantaneous stage at Nueces Bay Causeway and tidal flow into and out of Nueces Bay, July 17–30, 1998

Tables

1. 
Rainfall and rainfall volumes for the Nueces estuary, May–October 1998
2. 
Monthly inflow to the Nueces estuary and discharge into Rincon Bayou, May–October 1998
3. 
Estimated unmeasured inflow to the Nueces estuary, May–October 1998
4. 
Estimated monthly return flow to the Nueces estuary, May–October 1998
5. 
Monthly evaporation estimates using two methods for Nueces Bay, May–October 1998
6. 
Monthly water budget for the Nueces estuary, May–October 1998

 



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