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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2019-65
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Research article 07 Feb 2019

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Using GRACE in a streamflow recession to determine drainable water storage in the Mississippi River Basin

Heloisa Ehalt Macedo1,2, Ralph Edward Beighley2, Cedric H. David3, and John T. Reager3 Heloisa Ehalt Macedo et al.
  • 1Geography Department, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 3NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

Abstract. The study of the relationship between water storage and runoff generation has long been a focus of the hydrological sciences. NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission provides monthly depth-integrated information on terrestrial water storage anomalies derived from time-variable gravity observations. As the first basin-scale storage measurement technique, these data offer potentially novel insight into the storage-discharge relationship. Here, we apply GRACE data in a streamflow recession analysis with river discharge measurements across several subdomains of the Mississippi River Basin. Non-linear regression analysis was used for 12 watersheds to determine that the fraction of baseflow in streams during non-winter months varies from 52 to 75 % regionally. Additionally, the first quantitative estimate of absolute drainable water storage was estimated. For the 2002–2014 period, the drainable storage in the Mississippi River Basin ranged from 2,900 ± 400 km3 to 3,600 ± 400 km3.

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USGS National Water Information System United States Geological Survey https://doi.org/10.17616/R3S333

JPL GRACE Mascon Ocean, Ice, and Hydrology Equivalent Water Height JPL RL05M.1 Version 2 D. N. Wiese, D.-N. Yuan, C. Boening, F. W. Landerer, and M. M. Watkins https://doi.org/10.5067/TEMSC-2CL05

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The water stored under surface is very important to define the amount of water available for human and environmental applications. However, it is still a challenge to obtain measurements. NASA’s GRACE satellites provide information on total terrestrial water storage based on observations of gravity changes. Here, we relate GRACE data with streamflow measurements, providing estimations of the fraction of baseflow and total drainable storage for the Mississippi River Basin.
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