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Monitoring data from a managed aquifer recharge system that collects stormwater runoff in central coastal California. Precipitation, runoff, infiltration, sediment, survey

Citation

Beganskas, Sarah; Fisher, Andrew (2016), Monitoring data from a managed aquifer recharge system that collects stormwater runoff in central coastal California. Precipitation, runoff, infiltration, sediment, survey, UC Santa Cruz Dash, Collection, https://doi.org/10.7291/D13W28

Abstract

This data set contains five years of monitoring data from a managed aquifer recharge system that collects stormwater runoff. Runoff from a drainage area of 173 acres is diverted into a 4.3-acre infiltration basin. There is a small sediment detention basin that the runoff passes through before reaching the infiltration basin. This dataset includes:

- Raw precipitation records from the field site

- Calculations of daily runoff collected (measured as flow rate through a culvert feeding the infiltration basin)

- Mass balance calculations to estimate the average daily infiltration rate

- Field measurements of sediment accumulation throughout the basin

- Survey of the field site (requires the program Surfer to open)

- Grain size data from hundreds of sediment samples collected from throughout the system

- Estimations of daily vertical infiltration rate at three points in the infiltration basin

This data is part of a study that will soon be submitted for publication.

Funding

University of California Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative, Award: #449214-RB-69085

California Institute for Water Resources, Award: #SA7750

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship,

Charles and Jennifer Lawson Hydrology Awards,

John Mason Clarke 1877 Fellowship, Amherst College,