Forecasting streamflow for Colorado River systems

dc.contributor.authorWang, D. C., author
dc.contributor.authorSalas, J. D. (Jose D.), author
dc.contributor.authorColorado Water Resources Research Institute, publisher
dc.coverage.spatialColorado River Region (Colo.-Mexico)
dc.coverage.spatialColorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
dc.descriptionCompletion Report No. 164.
dc.descriptionDecember 1991.
dc.description.abstractThe research reported herein was aimed at improving current forecasting procedures used in the State of Colorado. In this study, single input-single output and multiple input-single output periodic transfer function models have been developed for forecasting monthly stream flow. First, the monthly stream flow is deseasonalized and filtered by a periodic autoregressive (PAR) model. then, a transfer function model, in which the deseasonalized snow water equivalent is the input, and the streamflow residual from the PAR model is the output, has been formulated. The building of the transfer function model has been carried out by using spectral analysis and the non-linear least squares method was used for parameter estimation. The models have been applied to forecast monthly flows of the Rio Grande watershed system in southern Colorado.
dc.description.sponsorshipGrant no. 14-08-0001-G1551-01, Project no. 10 and Grant N. 14-08-001-G1551-04, Project no. 07; financed in part by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, through the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute.
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dc.relation.ispartofCompletion report (Colorado Water Resources Research Institute), no. 164
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dc.subject.lcshPrecipitation forecasting -- Colorado River Region (Colo.-Mexico)
dc.subject.lcshStreamflow -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
dc.titleForecasting streamflow for Colorado River systems
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