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Residence Time Calculation

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Reservoir A has a capacity of 48 000 million litres, drains a catchment area of 263 hectares and receives approximately 1170 mm in available rainfall each year.

Problem: Calculate the steady state residence time of water in reservoir A (if water is removed and replenished at the same rate).

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Solution Summary

A simple residence time in a reservoir calculation, which involves conversions from mm/hectare rain to "usable" units is provided in this solution.