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Geology: STREAM FLOW CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN MUJIB BASIN, JORDAN

 

STREAM FLOW CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN MUJIB BASIN, JORDAN

M.H.AL-Jabbari, A.K. Jamil I.A. AL-Nsour

Department of Geology - College of Science - Baghdad University Ministry' of Water and Irrigation - Jordan

ABSTRACT

Positive linear relationships between the average monthly long­term rainfall and runoff are observed at the examined gauging stations. The rainfall-runoff relationship at W.Wala is distributed more uniformly within the catchment. The maximum means daily discharges are hiehlv variable from a year to another. W.Wala average annual runoff is close to W.Mujib. Unlike its storage capacity which is higher. The average annual runoff of W Wala catchment was 24.1 mcm (6.6% of the average annual rainfall), while the average annual runott of W.Mujib catchment was 20.13 mcm (4.2% of the average annual rainfall). The average annual flow for Mujib basin was 44.3 mcm (5.6% of the average annual rainfall). The average annual direct runoff (flood runoff) for Mujib basin formed 4.5% from the average annual total rainfall.


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