MONTHLY HYDRIC BALANCE FOR TWO MUNICIPALITIES OF PARAÍBA STATE

Maytê Duarte Leal Coutinho, Micejane da Silva Costa, Allan Rodrigues Silva, Thalyta Soares dos Santos, Ana Carla dos Santos Gomes, Michelyne Duarte Coutinho de Morais, Priscila Valdênia dos Santos

Abstract


http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/2179460X16364

This research aimed to analyze the monthly behavior of the Water Balance Climatological (WBC) in two different cities of Paraíba (PB): one in the city of Alhandra, located on the seafront of the PB state and the other located in the municipality of Prata. The methodology used for calculating the WBC was proposed by Thornthwaite and Matter (1957) with modifications Krishnan (1980). The results showed that the rainy season is concentrated in the months (May-July) in Alhanbra and Prata municipality in months (February to April) corresponding to about 50% of the annual total. Regarding the WBC, the results showed limitations of water resources, especially in the municipality of Prata. It was found that this city had nine months of drought. Thus affecting adversely the development of crops. Thus indicating that the Silver municipality will be insufficient to meet the basic needs of the soil, vegetation and society.


Keywords


Precipitação, déficit hídrico, recursos hídricos, demanda hídrica.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5902/2179460X16364

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