Derivation of an 88-year inflow record for talla reservoir, scotland, with special reference to low flows

A. R. Black, M. D. Cranston

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A new synthetic inflow record for Talla Reservoir is derived from reservoir log data for the period 1907–94. The paper describes (i) the procedures which were adopted for the derivation, based upon a reservoir water balance, and (ii) the changes in contributing area. For the years since construction of an upstream reservoir in 1968, the summer analysis draws on data from a neighbouring catchment in order to provide analysis of a more homogeneous time series. The paper also discusses the possibility of undertaking similar work for other reservoirs, as a means of improving the knowledge of the past variability of UK water resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-429
Number of pages7
JournalWater and Environment Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999



  • Flow record extension
  • River Tweed
  • Runoff time series
  • Summer low flows
  • Talla Reservoir

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