School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
CUNY Queens College
Evaluation of watershed land-use changes and hydrologic impacts part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
The USDA-NRCS TR55 method for calculating runoff discharge is used to compare the results of land-use change in a watershed. These data are then compared to a Darcy's Law estimate of groundwater discharge to a stream or estuary using a water-table map in the same watershed. Comparison and discussion of results provide opportunities to evaluate uncertainties and limitations of data and methods.