Method of estimating natural recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio area, Texas
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The method of estimating annual recharge is based on data collected from a network of stream-gaging stations and on assumptions related to applying the runoff characteristics from gaged areas to ungaged areas. The basic approach is a water-balance equation, in which recharge within a stream basin is the difference between measured streamflow above and below the infiltration area of the aquifer plus the estimated runoff in the zone that includes the infiltration area. Recharge in the Medina River basin also includes seepage losses from Medina Lake and Diversion Reservoir.
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Puente, Celso, "Method of estimating natural recharge to the Edwards Aquifer in the San Antonio area, Texas" (1978). KIP Articles. 6392.