A power function method for estimating base flow.

  title={A power function method for estimating base flow.},
  author={Darline A Lott and Mark T. Stewart},
  journal={Ground water},
  volume={51 3},
Analytical base flow separation techniques are often used to determine the base flow contribution to total stream flow. Most analytical methods derive base flow from discharge records alone without using basin-specific variables other than basin area. This paper derives a power function for estimating base flow, the form being aQ(b) + cQ, an analytical method calibrated against an integrated basin variable, specific conductance, relating base flow to total discharge, and is consistent with… CONTINUE READING