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Residence Time Calculation

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

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

Solution Summary

A simple residence time in a reservoir calculation - involve conversions from mm/hectare rain to "usable" units.