National Resources Conservation Service Watershed Lag Time Calculator

Watershed Hydrology Equations Formulas

Solving for watershed hydraulic length.

Inputs:

 average watershed slope (ws)
 potential watershed storage (S) meterangstromattometercentimeterchaindekameterdecimeterexameterfemtometerfootgigameterhectometerinchkilometerlight yearlinkmegametermicrometermicronmilemillimeternanometerparsecpetameterpicometerrodterameteryard

Conversions:

 watershed lag time (tL)= 0 = 0hour
 average watershed slope (ws)= 0 = 0
 potential watershed storage (S)= 0 = 0inch

Solution:

 watershed hydraulic length (L)= NOT CALCULATED

Other Units:

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References - Books:
Martin Wanielista, Robert Kersten and Ron Eaglin. 1997. Hydrology Water Quantity and Quality Control. John Wiley & Sons. 2nd ed.

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