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Probable maximum precipitation on Sierra slopes of the Central Valley of California

United States. Weather Bureau.

Probable maximum precipitation on Sierra slopes of the Central Valley of California

by United States. Weather Bureau.

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Published by Hydrologic Services Division, U.S. Weather Bureau in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • Probable maximum precipitation (Hydrometeorology) -- California -- Central Valley.

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    Statementprepared by Cooperative Studies Section, Hydrologic Services Division, U.S. Weather Bureau.
    SeriesCooperative studies report / United States Weather Bureau -- no. 12.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p. :
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22965513M

    Geological Survey (U.S.): Appraisal of ground-water quality in the Bunker Hill Basin of San Bernardino Valley, California / (Sacramento, Calif.: Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Denver, CO: U.S. Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor], ), also by Lowell F. W. Duell, Roy A. Schroeder, and San. Full text of "Report on the utilization of Mojave River for irrigation in Victor Valley, California" See other formats.

    The Sierra Madre Occidental is a major mountain range system of the North American Cordillera, that runs northwest–southeast through northwestern and western Mexico, and along the Gulf of Sierra Madre is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the . The streams first flowed over the easiest slopes to the Great Valley of California, but soon they began to cut their way down into the granite, while along the crests of the ridges the more resistant rocks began to stand out as jagged peaks. Thus Nature worked until the mountains promised before long to be well worn down.

    Valley glaciers: Their outlets are often tongues of ice that travel down valleys in the mountains Piedmont glaciers: leading edge of a valley glacier reaches a flat area and escapes from the confines of its valley walls. Alpine glacier: develop individually, high in mountains rather than part of a broad icefield, usually at the heads of valleys. Near this point, a little distance to the right of the road and some two thousand feet 33 beneath, lies Bear Valley, one of the loveliest vales of the Sierras—in early summer an emerald green meadow—lying between Yuba River and Bear Creek, shut in on every hand by tree-clad slopes. From Emigrant Gap to the summit of the divide, a distance.


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Probable maximum precipitation on Sierra slopes of the Central Valley of California by United States. Weather Bureau. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Earthquakes on and adjacent to the Sierra Nevada frontal fault system have triggered numerous rockfalls in the Sierra Nevada; for example, the A.D. Owens Valley earthquake in the southeastern Sierra Nevada triggered numerous large (up to 36, m 3) rock-falls in Yosemite Valley (Stock et al., ).

Climatic criteria to consider in the design of a cover system include the amount and seasonal distribution of precipitation, duration of specific storm events (e.g., 1-hour storm event, hour storm event, etc.), intensity of specific storm events (e.g., year recurrence interval storm event, year recurrence interval storm event.

Although heavy precipitation (40 to 80 in or to cm of water annually) falls on the upper western slope of the Sierra, the region immediately leeward, including the Owens Valley, the White-Inyo Range, and much of western Nevada, is in the so-called rain shadow of the Sierra and receives much less precipitation.

A data set of observed daily precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6 km) resolution, is described that spans the. The extent to which winter precipitation is orographically enhanced within the Sierra Nevada of California varies from storm to storm, and season to season, from.

In Februarya failure occurring in Oroville Dam’s main spillway risked causing severe damages downstream. A unique aspect of this incident was the fact that it happened during a flood scenario well within its design and operational procedures, prompting research into its causes and determining methods to prevent similar events from by: 3.

The use of probable maximum floods (PMF), based on estimated probable maximum precipitation (PMP), as the general design standard (safety evaluation flood (SEF)) for proposed high-hazard dams should be continued. However, instances sometimes will be encountered where a lower standard may be justified if failure of aFile Size: 3MB.

ELSEVIER Geomorphology 15 () GEOMHPHOIOGY Triggering mechanisms and depositional rates of postglacial slope- movement processes in the Yosemite Valley, California Gerald F.

Wieczorek a, Stefan J~iger b " U.S. Geological Survey, National Center, MSReston, VAUSA b Geographisches lnstitut, Universiti# Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Cited by: Abstract The Sierra Nevada mountain range lies adjacent to one of the heaviest pesticide use areas in the USA, the Central Valley of California.

Because of this proximity, concern has arisen that agricultural pesticides, in addition to other contaminants, are adversely affecting the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada.

The Long Valley caldera is situated in a km2 elliptical depression along the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada in east central California, U.S.A. (Fig. Long Valley, a classic example of volcanic caldera, was formed approximately Ma ago by structural collapse concurrent with the erup- tion of km3 of Bishop Tuff (BAILEY et al Cited by: along the east side of the Sierra Nevada in east-central California, is the main source of water for 8 Evaluation of the Hydrologic System and Selected Water-Management Alternatives in the Owens Valley, California Owens Valley is precipitation that falls on the slopes ofFile Size: 8MB.

Meko et al. () have recently used a variety of tree ring series from much of the Central Valley, the central and southern Sierra Nevada, southern Oregon, and far western Nevada to reconstruct year by year estimates of the Four Rivers Index (Sacramento, Feather, Yuba, American streamflow).

The Sierra Madre Occidental is a major mountain range system of the North American Cordillera, that runs northwest–southeast through northwestern and western Mexico, and along the Gulf of Sierra Madre is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the Peak: Cerro Mohinora.

A.S. Jayko, S.N. Bacon, "Late Quaternary MIS 6–8 shoreline features of pluvial Owens Lake, Owens Valley, eastern California", Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives, Marith C.

Reheis, Robert Hershler, David M. Miller. Download citation file: Ris. Upslope precipitation. Moist air directed up the slope of a mountain range can become saturated, form stratiform clouds, lead to (usually) non-convective precipitation.

Such precipitation is common in the western Great Plains. The topography in eastern Colorado (say) and most of Kansas (say) slopes down towards the east. Similarly, the maximum h precipitation was found at UTC 4 Januaryand the corresponding h period was therefore from UTC 1 January to UTC 4 January The maximum and h precipitation totals over the ORW were found to be and mm, by: California’s Central Valley produces 23 percent of the Nation’s rice (and nearly percent of short-grain and medium-grain rice), making it the second largest rice-producing State (U.S.

Department of Agriculture, ). Little research has occurred to assess how rising temperatures will affect rice production in by: 2. We examined information collected from reports of slope-movement events during about the past years in Yosemite National Park, central Sierra Nevada, California, to identify the most prevalent types of slope movements and their triggering mechanisms.

Rock slides and rock falls have been more numerous than debris slides, debris flows, and miscellaneous slumps. Rock. Bureau of Reclamation: Central Valley basin; a comprehensive report on the development of the water and related resources of the Central Valley basin for irrigation, power production and other beneficial uses in California, ([Washington, U.

Govt. Print. Data from 5 different sites (valley floor and adjacent slopes) around Kolsass (Inn-Valley) were available.

Half hourly wind fields were calculated for two episodes with low windspeeds and two episodes with stronger wind (one foehn event, one frontal passage) with LASAT (Janicke, ) and GRAMM (Oettl et al., ), both using the valley-floor. Full text of "Selected water resources abstracts" See other formats.Similar calculations were made for a year long Ice Age.

The results show higher precipitation and annual runoff as expected. Calculations were also performed for a reduced amount of ice based on Oard’s postulated maximum ice thickness in the northern and southern hemispheres ( m and 1, m, respectively) and the areas covered by glaciers The calculations .This study investigated potential changes in future precipitation, temperature, and drought across 10 hydrologic regions in California.

The latest climate model projections on these variables through representing the current state of the climate science were applied for this purpose. Changes were explored in terms of differences from a historical baseline as well as the Cited by: 2.