X
GO

Water School

Archive by tag: evaporationReturn

What is the water cycle?

The water cycle is the continuous process of water moving from Earth's oceans, atmosphere and land. This cycle does not move in a particular order but in many different variations because different variables impact it like, topography, temperature and location.      Through precipitation, water condenses, forming a liquid and falling to the Earth as rain, snow, hail or fog. Once on the ground, water either remains in its liquid state, freezes, becoming ice or evaporates, or be...
Read More

Why do lake levels fluctuate?

The level of water in all lakes fluctuates, raising during years of higher amounts of rainfall and snowmelt and falling during periods of drought. The Environmental Protection Agency has been measuring the fluctuations of the Great Lakes, the largest natural lakes in the United States, since the 1860s. Similarly, water levels in reservoirs, human-made lakes, fluctuate because of evaporation, a lack of rainfall, water supply use, and water flow requirements. Levels tend to be relatively lower in ...
Read More
Search
Categories

The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

If you have questions about a post or would like additional information, please contact us or call 888-922-6272.

Tags
landscaping sewage water supply direct re-use reservoirs contaminants estuary algae water cycle sediment smell lakes municipal clarity subsidence district ground water drinking water flood control lake organic E. coli appropriation USGS taste indirect re-use possum kingdom gas river TCEQ invasive plants use farming contract potable depth limestone salinity rain water planning jobs environment basin stream volume bottled water filter gulf pharmaceuticals watershed medicine meta tag quality soil marsh boating water code golden algea well riparian subsidence septic environmental biosolids mainstem electric companies bay cfs septic system water clarity emergency use main stem bed and banks lake allens creek reservoir spring spillway aquifer costs corps of engineers industry Board water gage agricultural hunting industrial camping parasite fertilizer legislation water plants speaker groundwater wetlands PAM governance kayak wastewater evaporation acre-foot watercourse reservoir calcium insurance impound salt canoe fork dam subwatershed flood pool measure effluent streamflow pollutants habitat riverine permit treatment sludge lake level minerals tributary runoff flood lake levels drilling channel precipitation xeriscape wetland mitigation inland mission chlorides hydrologic cycle wildlife sanitation acre-feet fish kill chlorine system hydrilla dissolved solids maps hydrology consumption authority inundated storage oxygen anaerobic water quality E coli aerobic golden algae streamflow drought fishing climate mgd corps water treatment brackish classification turbidity beneficial use granbury employment agriculture map hydropower solids rights water use electricity surface water water rights infection canoeing planning lawn monitor supply conservation gate recreation dock releases