Accession Number : ADA189074

Title :   Development of a Model to Predict Longitudinal Water Temperatures for the Rogue River, Oregon.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hamlin, Dorothy E ; Nestler, John M

PDF Url : ADA189074

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This report documents efforts to modify and implement the riverine water quality model, QUAL II, as a predictive/management tool for assessing effects of Lost Creek Dam operation on downstream temperatures in the Rogue River. Some of the topics addressed in this report are data synthesis of missing or unavailable observed data, results of calibration/verification, model sensitivity to operational changes, and software development to increase usability of the model. Each topic is discussed as related to the study objective; recommendations are presented to avoid model misuse.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *RIVERS, CALIBRATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, OREGON, SENSITIVITY, SYNTHESIS, TEMPERATURE, WATER, WATER QUALITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, LENGTH, FISHERIES, DAMS

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE