Transmission Losses, Flood Peaks, and Groundwater Recharge

  title={Transmission Losses, Flood Peaks, and Groundwater Recharge},
  author={L. J. Lane},
Abstractions of streamflow in ephemeral stream channels from infiltration in the channel beds and banks are called trans mission losses. These losses are important because water is "lost" as flood waves travel through the normally dry channel networks. Thus, local aquifers are recharged and runoff volumes and flood peaks are reduced over what they would be in the absence of trans mission losses. Stream channels crossing alluvial fans transport water from mountain fronts to lower portions of the… CONTINUE READING