Epps et al. (2013) derived Curve Number (CN) values for two forested headwater watersheds inthe Lower Coastal Plain of South Carolina during the 2008-2011 period from rainfall-runoff data, resulting in 23 events for the Upper Debidue Creek (UDC) watershed and in 20 events for Watershed 80 (WS80). D’Asaro and Grillone analyzed the P, CN data of the UDC watershed finding an evident “complacent” behavior, characterized by a declining CN with increasing P but without approaching a stable value at large storms. In this case, the traditional runoff CN equation does not fit well with the rainfall-runoff data that indicate a partial source area watershed behavior and are more aptly modeled by the equation introduced by D’Asaro and Grillone (2012), who introduced a C parameter in the well-known runoff CN formula. The C value, that represents the source area (fraction of drainage area) of the basin that produces runoff with a fixed CN < 100, is here considered to vary with the water table elevation (WTE), to which it is well correlated.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Journal of the American Water Resources Association|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
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