Transmittal of Open-File Report 91-244, "Proceedings of the United States-People's Republic of China Bilateral Symposium on roughts and Arid-Region Hydrology,



In Reply Refer To:                                 August 26, 1991
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OFFICE OF SURFACE WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 91.13

SUBJECT:  PUBLICATIONS--Transmittal of Open-File Report 91-244, 
                        "Proceedings of the United States-People's
                        Republic of China Bilateral Symposium on 
                        Droughts and Arid-Region Hydrology, 
                        September 16-20, 1991, Tucson, Arizona," 
                        compiled by W. H. Kirby and W. Y. Tan.

We are pleased to distribute this report, which presents a com-
prehensive overview of methods used in the United States and in 
China for analyzing the surface-water hydrologic aspects of 
droughts and arid-region hydrology.  Topics include:  character-
ization and quantification of droughts; characteristics of arid-
region hydrology; monitoring and forecasting of drought conditions 
and low stream flows; frequency analysis, regionalization, and 
stochastic analysis of droughts and low-flow characteristics; and 
modeling and management of water resources and hydrologic systems.  
The report contains 24 papers by Chinese authors and 25 papers by 
U.S. authors.  The report was prepared under the auspices of the 
U.S.-PRC Surface-Water Hydrology Protocol.  A limited number of 
additional copies are available from the Office of Surface Water.




                                    Charles W. Boning
                                    Chief, Office of Surface Water


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