Accession Number : ADA294570

Title :   Ice Impacts on Flow Along the Missouri River,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Wuebben, James L. ; Daly, Steven F. ; White, Kathleen D. ; Gagnon, John J. ; Tatinclaux, Jean-Claude

PDF Url : ADA294570

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : In recent years, drought conditions in the Missouri River basin have required more accurate control of releases at Gavins Point Dam, the further most downstream flow control structure on the river, to meet competing water needs for irrigation and recreation upstream and for navigation and municipal and industrial water supply downstream. In winter, ice accumulations can seriously affect flow distribution along the river. This paper summarizes a study of such ice effects. It proposes methods to determine minimum flow releases at Gavins Point Dam to meet downstream water supply without unduly depleting upstream reservoirs.

Descriptors :   *WATER FLOW, *ICE FORMATION, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, *MISSOURI RIVER, CONTROL SYSTEMS, IMPACT, DISTRIBUTION, ACCURACY, WINTER, NAVIGATION, ICE, RELEASE, RIVERS, ACCUMULATION, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), RECREATION, RESERVOIRS, WATER SUPPLIES, DROUGHT, DOWNSTREAM FLOW, IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, DAMS, MUNICIPALITIES.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE