Climate Change Impact on Sub-Surface Hydrology of Kaduna River Catchment


This paper applied the use of a stochastic weather generator at the site of a hydrological model to simulate the impact of climate change on the sub-surface hydrological response of Kaduna River as a basis for a sustainable ground water development plan. Average time series of rainfall, temperature and gauge height observed readings were downscaled to the watershed flow volume and applied as forcing to simulate the ground water response as spatially lumped, ignoring the heterogeneous nature of the ground water aquifer. Future simulations indicate increase in base flow, ground storage and decrease soil storage throughout the summer and autumn months for the catchment.

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H. Garba, A. Ismail, R. Batagarawa, S. Ahmed, A. Ibrahim and F. Bayang, "Climate Change Impact on Sub-Surface Hydrology of Kaduna River Catchment," Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 115-121. doi: 10.4236/ojmh.2013.33015.

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