Runoff modeling of a coastal basin to assess variations in response to shifting climate and land use: Implications for managed recharge

Sarah Beganskas, Kyle Young, Andrew Fisher, Ryan Harmon & Sacha Lozano
We quantified hillslope runoff distribution in a coastal, mixed-use basin, the Pajaro Valley Drainage Basin (PVDB), under different climate and land use conditions, evaluating the potential for distributed stormwater collection coupled with managed aquifer recharge (DSC-MAR) to improve groundwater supply. We developed dry, normal, and wet climate scenarios using historic precipitation and temperature data, and we compared contemporary land use to pre-development land use by replacing developed areas in the model with plausible native vegetation...

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  • Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
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  • Japan Coast Guard Academy
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
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  • Colorado School of Mines
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