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    Author(s): Harold F. Haupt
    Date: 1968
    Source: International Association of Scientific Hydrology Bulletin. 13(4): 65-76.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Spring peak flows recorded over a 25-year period in Benton Creek, a small forested watershed in northern Idaho, were studied in their relation to meteorological events. More peak flows were generated by rain-on-snow than by clear-weather snowmelt; the two types of peaks differ in magnitude and in other characteristics. Two rather simple techniques were used to calculate the generative capacity of a rainfall-temperature event and the hypothetical outflow of water from a snowpack during rainy and rainfree periods. Similar data on spring peaks on two regional subbasins were considered also.

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    Haupt, Harold F. 1968. The generation of spring peak flows by short-term meteorological events. International Association of Scientific Hydrology Bulletin. 13(4): 65-76.


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