General effects of drought on water resources of the southwest

Professional Paper 372-B
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The effects of drought are most pronounced on soil moisture, because soil is the prime recipient of the water from precipitation, and upon streamflow, because it is the residual water that is not accepted by or that flows out from the soil and groundwater reservoirs. Studies by statistical correlation of records of natural streamflow and of dendrochronology indicate patterns of regional runoff that reflect precipitation trends in the principal meteorologic regions in the Southwest. By contrast, the effects of drought upon ground water vary with the natural characteristics and degree of utilization of individual aquifers.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title General effects of drought on water resources of the southwest
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 372
Chapter B
DOI 10.3133/pp372B
Year Published 1964
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description Report: iii, 55 p.; 1 Plate: 16.99 x 20.10 inches
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56 (Professional Paper 372)
Country United States
Other Geospatial Southwestern United States
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