Rainfall and runoff of the Gatun Lake watershed, 1907-1948
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Published in [n.p.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Panama,
  • Gatun Lake Watershed.

Subjects:

  • Rain and rainfall -- Panama -- Gatun Lake Watershed.,
  • Runoff -- Panama -- Gatun Lake Watershed.

Book details:

Edition Notes

At head of title: The Panama Canal. Engineering and Construction Bureau. Meteorological and Hydrographic Branch.

Statementprepared by George E. Matthew.
ContributionsMatthew, George E.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC925.2.C3 A5
The Physical Object
Pagination152 p.
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6105682M
LC Control Number51061804
OCLC/WorldCa4655710

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  Of total annual rainfall in the watershed, 51% is lost to evapotranspiration, 13% is used in hydroelectric generation at the Gatun power plant, 3% is for municipal use, 29% is used for the operation of the locks, and ∼4% is spilled through the Gatun spillway for flood control during the rainy season. The reliability of low season flows has Cited by: to traverse the Isthmus via Gatun Lake. Rainfall is strongly seasonal Tarté R () Panama Canal Watershed Climate Action () Estimation of direct runoff from storm rainfall. from book The Río Chagres for the km2 Panama Canal watershed. Estimates for Gatun Lake within the watershed are found to reproduce well the monthly and annual lake evaporation obtained. Panama is a country located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa is located on the narrow and low Isthmus of Panama.. This S-shaped isthmus is situated between 7° and 10° north latitude and 77° and 83° west encompasses approximat km 2 (29, sq mi).

Estimates for Gatun Lake within the watershed are found to reproduce well the monthly and annual lake evaporation obtained from submerged pans. Sensitivity analysis results of potential evapotranspiration estimates with respect to cloud cover, dew formation, leaf area index distribution and mesoscale model estimates of surface climate are. BALBOA, C.Z., Oct. -- After 12 consecutive months of below-normal run-off into Gatun Lake, through which the Panama Canal channel cuts the Continental Divide, engineers axe increasingly.   In eastern China’s Lake Tai, for example, farm runoff and sewage stimulate cyanobacterial blooms, and warm water encourages growth. The organisms threaten drinking-water supplies for two million people. East Africa’s Lake Tanganyika has warmed so much that fish catches that feed millions of poor people in four surrounding countries are at risk.   Gatun Lake: Check out the smithsonian - See 1, traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Panama City, Panama, at TripadvisorK TripAdvisor reviews.

  Gatun Lake: birds; alligators and a monkey - See 1, traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Panama City, Panama, at TripadvisorK TripAdvisor reviews.   Compared to other old impoundments in the tropics, Gatun Lake is unique by having high precipitation rates (annual mean > mm), large expanses of protected forest areas in the lake catchment (e.g. Barro Colorado Island and Soberania), and more importantly, low water retention times due to the continuous activities of the canal lock gates.   Gatun Lake is a large artificial lake located to the south of Colon, Panama. It forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 kilometers of . The water originates as rainfall over the Panama Canal Watershed (PCW), arriving predominantly during the 8-month rainy season. The square-mile Gatun Lake, created by damming the Chagres River, along with the more recently created Alajuela Lake, store the water so that it can also be used throughout the year.