Accession Number : ADA301533

Title :   Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Simulations for the Upper Missouri River Reservoirs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Cole, Thomas M. ; Schneider, Michael L. ; Skogerboe, John G. ; Heath, Ronald E. ; Turner, Herman O.

PDF Url : ADA301533

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 286

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to provide MRD with the ability to predict the effects of reservoir operational changes on suitable coldwater fish habitat in Fort Peck Lake, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Oahe, and Lake Francis Case. Coldwater fish habitat is defined as water less than or equal to l50C and greater than or equal to 5 mgl-1 DO. The only system operational variables which can be changed are end-of-month stages and monthly average releases. Results of this study must therefore predict suitable coldwater fish habitat as a function of these two variables. The results will be incorporated into MRD's Long Range System model (LRS) and will be used to predict suitable coldwater fish habitat under various operational alternatives.

Descriptors :   *WATER, *OXYGEN, *HABITATS, *COLD WATER, SIMULATION, MODELS, LONG RANGE(TIME), VARIABLES, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), DISSOLVING, FISHES, RESERVOIRS, MISSOURI RIVER.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE