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Ground-water budgets are commonly used in water-resource studies to gain a better understanding of the groundwater-flow system. The hydrologic cycle in the basin can be represented by a long-term water budget in which inflows are balances by outflows and, thus, no long-term change in storage occurs. The water budget can be evaluated through use of two internal budgets and their corresponding balance equations: one that describes the gains and losses to and from the land-surface and the other that describes gains and losses to and from the saturated unconfined ground-water system. Recharge, a variable that cannot be measured or estimated except from other hydrologic data, was determined separately in both equations, and the two values were compared. The water budget provides a basis for evaluating change and quantifying the stresses on the system. A flow budget provides water-supply managers with a detailed understanding of the ground-water flow allowing them to make informed decisions with regards to the water resources within the basin.