A Simplified Model for Predicting Transmission Losses in a Stream Channel
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A simplified approach for modeling transmission losses in a stream is presented. A theory relating seepage from a channel with the depth of flow is simplified to a one-parameter relationship. A power relationship is then utilized for the stage-discharge relationship, which is coupled with the seepage relationship. This combined equation is integrated over the channel reach to arrive at a general model for seepage loss through the reach, with one parameter needing calibration. An example is provided showing the development of the relationship and the calibration technique for the parameter. The results are shown, emphasizing the use of the model for simulation of channel transmission losses at low and moderate flow conditions.
Rao, Chris X. and Edwin P. Maurer, 1996, A Simplified Model for Predicting Transmission Losses in a Stream Channel, Water Resources Bulletin, 32(6), 1139-1146