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# Swinburne University of Technology

## CVE30001 – Urban Water Resources

Activity 1

Part A

Calculate the Rainfall Excess (in mm) and the losses (both in mm and as a percentage
of rainfall) for the storm shown in the table over the page. The catchment area
contributing runoff to the stream gauge is 107 ha.

Part B

Draw the catchment area boundary on the contour map shown on page 3. The outlet
to the catchment is located at the cross marked on the main stream.

Part C

## Monthly average rainfalls (mm) for a city are given below:

20, 22, 25, 35, 54, 25, 65, 50, 45, 40, 30, 25
Calculate seasonality index for the rainfall pattern for this city.

Part D

## For an infiltration rate test, the following parameters were measured:

Initial infiltration rate = 15 mm/hr
Final infiltration rate = 2 mm/hr
Infiltration rate after 2 days = 10 mm/hr

Determine the recession co-efficient of the soil on which test was conducted.

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Table 1: Recorded Rainfall and Runoff for Cressey Street Catchment

## Period Ending Rain Date and Time Runoff

(mm) (m3/s)
16/02/1997 21:14 0.0 16/02/1997 21:26 0.00
16/02/1997 21:26 0.2 16/02/1997 21:38 0.00
16/02/1997 21:38 7.7 16/02/1997 21:50 1.03
16/02/1997 21:50 4.8 16/02/1997 22:02 1.14
16/02/1997 22:02 21.3 16/02/1997 22:14 3.38
16/02/1997 22:14 12.1 16/02/1997 22:26 2.80
16/02/1997 22:26 13.9 16/02/1997 22:38 3.83
16/02/1997 22:38 11.5 16/02/1997 22:50 7.23
16/02/1997 22:50 7.7 16/02/1997 23:02 11.19
16/02/1997 23:02 6.3 16/02/1997 23:14 14.35
16/02/1997 23:14 3.0 16/02/1997 23:26 14.46
16/02/1997 23:26 1.3 16/02/1997 23:38 11.38
16/02/1997 23:38 0.9 16/02/1997 23:50 7.89
16/02/1997 23:50 0.6 17/02/1997 0:02 5.19
17/02/1997 0:02 0.0 17/02/1997 0:14 3.28
17/02/1997 0:14 0.2 17/02/1997 0:26 1.91
17/02/1997 0:26 0.0 17/02/1997 0:38 1.02
17/02/1997 0:50 0.46
17/02/1997 1:02 0.18
17/02/1997 1:14 0.07
17/02/1997 1:26 0.05
17/02/1997 1:38 0.04
17/02/1997 1:50 0.04
17/02/1997 2:02 0.03
17/02/1997 2:14 0.03
17/02/1997 2:26 0.03
17/02/1997 2:38 0.03
17/02/1997 2:50 0.02
17/02/1997 3:02 0.02
17/02/1997 3:14 0.02
17/02/1997 3:26 0.02
17/02/1997 3:38 0.03
17/02/1997 3:50 0.00

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