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Seasonality of the water balance of the Sooke Reservoir, BC, Canada

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dc.contributor.author Werner, Arelia Taymen
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-22T21:35:26Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-22T21:35:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12-22T21:35:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/289
dc.description.abstract Climate change and population growth is putting increased pressure on water supply. However, detailed water-balance information, which would assist with management is lacking for major reservoirs around the world. This information is particularly critical in mid-latitude northern Mediterranean climates where evaporation is a potentially important water-balance component. This study examines the seasonality of the water balance for the Sooke Reservoir in western Canada, a major water supply for the City of Victoria, British Columbia. Evaporation is estimated with three evaporation models, Penman, Priestley-Taylor, and Hamon and the results are compared. Inflows are estimated with the contributing-area approach and the HBV-EC, hydrologic model. Finally, a worst-case drought scenario is created. If conditions of low precipitation and high evaporation like those found in the study period were to persist, water levels would become critically low during the third dry season and by the fifth season if water restrictions were put in place. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Evaporation en_US
dc.subject Water Balance en_US
dc.subject Climatology en_US
dc.subject Hydrology en_US
dc.subject Water Supply en_US
dc.subject Seasonality en_US
dc.subject Climate Change en_US
dc.subject Climate Variability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Earth and Ocean Sciences::Environmental sciences en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Geography en_US
dc.title Seasonality of the water balance of the Sooke Reservoir, BC, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Prowse, Terry D.
dc.contributor.supervisor Gibson, John J.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Werner, A., T.Prowse, M.Lacroix, J.Gibson, D.Peters, and D.Hutchinson. 2006, Estimating Inflows to the Sooke Reservoir, Victoria, BC. In: Proceeding of Water Under Pressure Balancing Values, Demands, and Extremes. Canadian Water Resource Association British Columbia Branch. Vancouver, BC, October 2006. en_US


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