Natural Recharge: Soil-Water Balance Model of Long Island, New York

multicolored illustration of Long Island Natural Recharge

Detailed Description

Natural Recharge: Soil-Water Balance Model of Long Island, New York: The figure above shows natural recharge calculated from the Soil-Water Balance model for Long Island, NY. Natural recharge is the portion of precipitation that is not lost to evapotranspiration. Factors that affect the amount of natural recharge that reaches the water table include: precipitation, temperature, soil type, topography, land use, and impervious surface.  The USGS Soil-Water Balance model (Westenbroek and others, 2010) was used to calculate natural recharge for current (2005-2015) conditions. (Figure for illustrative purposed only, data subject to change.)

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Image Dimensions: 960 x 720

Location Taken: US