Suitability of basins to weather modification and statistical evaluation of attainment: final report for FY 1966 and 1967

Morel-Seytoux, Hubert J., author
Hydrology Program, Colorado State University, publisher
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Fundamentally the project was concerned with answering two questions: (1) How surely can weather modification be considered responsible for observed increases in runoff? (2) What makes a basin more suitable to a weather modification operation than another? Tests were devised to answer the first question. Utilizing a target-control concept the tests indicate that six years or less would be sufficient to detect a 10% increase in seasonal runoff for about one third of all gaged basins in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Suitability criteria for both large water gain and rapid evaluation have been developed. Their application to the Upper Colorado River Basin point to three optimal zones of approximately 30 mile radius, centered around Red Mountain (half way between Silverton and Ouray,) Marble (or more precisely half way between Marble and Crested Butte) and Vail.
July 1, 1968.
Includes bibliographical references.
Prepared for Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Atmospheric Water Resources, Denver, Colorado, Project Skywater.
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Weather control -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) -- Evaluation
Watersheds -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) -- Evaluation
Watershed management -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)
Precipitation (Meteorology) -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico) -- Measurement
Runoff -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)
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