hha_feb21 - Today (Feb 21) up part 1: water budgets and...

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1 Today (Feb 21) Wrap up part 1: water budgets and sustainability Short in-class example (if time available) Weds: Exam 1 Bring calculator and 8 ½ x 11 sheet (1 sided) Water Budget (Conservation Equation): Input - Output = change in storage Florida long-term average Water Budget (million gallons/day) steady state: no change in storage basic unit of surface water hydrology: drainage basin: all land area sloping toward a particular discharge point, separated by topographic (or drainage) divides groundwater basin : subsurface zone in which water flows toward a specific discharge zone, separated by groundwater divides (or physical limits of aquifer) groundwater divides can change through time Water Budget for a groundwater basin: Recharge-Discharge = Change in Storage When pumping begins: Cone(s) of depression will continuously grow (water will be removed from storage) as system moves toward new equilibrium
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2 To reach new equilibrium, either recharge has to be increased or discharge
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