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Year Published: 1972

Low flows and temperatures of streams in the Seattle-Tacoma urban complex and adjacent areas, Washington

Data on the minimum flows of streams and water temperature are necessary for the proper planning and development of the water resources of urban Seattle-Tacoma and adjacent areas. The data on low flows are needed for such purposes as (1) designing and operating municipal and industrial water-supply systems; (2) classifying streams as to their...

Hidaka, F.T.
Low flows and temperatures of streams in the Seattle-Tacoma urban complex and adjacent areas, Washington; 1972; OFR; 72-164; Hidaka, F. T.

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Measurement of salt-wedge excursion distance in the Duwamish River Estuary, Seattle, Washington, by means of the dissolved-oxygen gradient

The Duwamish River estuary has been the object of a series of comprehensive studies undertaken to predict the effects of the changing character of waste-water inputs on the water quality of the estuary. This report discusses the fresh- and salt-water relations of the estuary. The distance that the salt-water wedge in the estuary moves upstream and...

Dawson, William A.; Tilley, L.J.
Measurement of salt-wedge excursion distance in the Duwamish River Estuary, Seattle, Washington, by means of the dissolved-oxygen gradient; 1972; WSP; 1873-D; Dawson, W. A.; Tilley, L. J.

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Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the Duwamish River Estuary, King County, Washington, 1963-67

This report describes the significant results to 1967 of a comprehensive study that began in 1963 to evaluate what changes take place in an estuary as the loads .of raw and partially treated industrial and municipal wastes are replaced by effluent from a secondary treatment plant. The study area is the Duwamish River estuary, about 18.3 river...

Santos, John F.; Stoner, J.D.
Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the Duwamish River Estuary, King County, Washington, 1963-67; 1972; WSP; 1873-C; Santos, John F.; Stoner, J. D.

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Potential transport of sediment from Enloe Reservoir by the Similkameen and Okanogan rivers, Washington

This study was undertaken to determine the probable effects on the Similkameen and Okanogan Rivers of the removal, transport, and deposition of sediment now deposited behind Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River, if the dam were removed. Under existing conditions of sediment transport, the average annual suspended-sediment discharges at three...

Nelson, L.M.
Nelson, L. M., 1972, Potential transport of sediment from Enloe Reservoir by the Similkameen and Okanogan rivers, Washington; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-269, 21 p.

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Quality of the ground water in basalt of the Columbia River group, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

The ground water within the 50,000-square-mile area of the layered basalt of the Columbia River Group is a generally uniform bicarbonate water having calcium and sodium in nearly equal amounts as the principal cations. water contains a relatively large amount of silica. The 525 chemical analyses indicate that the prevalent ground water is of...

Newcomb, Reuben Clair
Quality of the ground water in basalt of the Columbia River group, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; 1972; WSP; 1999-N; Newcomb, Reuben Clair

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Test-observation well near Odessa, Washington: description and preliminary results

The test-observation well drilled near Odessa, Wash., provides information on the area's aquifer characteristics which is not otherwise available from existing deep irrigation wells. The information is of value to the State of Washington Department of Ecology in its management decisions in this area where heavy ground-water withdrawals have...

Walters, Kenneth L.; Cline, D.R.; Luzier, J.E.
Test-observation well near Odessa, Washington: description and preliminary results; 1972; OFR; 72-441; Walters, Kenneth L.; Cline, D. R.; Luzier, J. E.

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The hydrology of four streams in western Washington as related to several Pacific salmon species

Enhancement-or possibly even preservation-of the Pacific salmon hinges on the careful planning and proper management of the streamflow upon which they depend for spawning. Most spawning activity occurs on reaches of streams where specific hydraulic conditions exist and where stream-channel characteristics and water-quality criteria are met. The...

Collings, Michael R.; Smith, Ronald W.; Higgins, G.T.
The hydrology of four streams in western Washington as related to several Pacific salmon species; 1972; WSP; 1968; Collings, Michael R.; Smith, Ronald W.; Higgins, G. T.

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The relation of periphytic and planktonic algal growth in an estuary to hydrographic factors

No abstract available.

Welch, Eugene Brummer; Emery, Richard M.; Matsuda, Robert I.; Dawson, William A.

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A proposed streamflow-data program for Washington State

Collings, M.R.
A proposed streamflow-data program for Washington State; 1971; OFR; 70-86; Collings, M. R.

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An evaluation of ground-water conditions in the vicinity of the Bel Bay development, Lummi Indian Reservation, Washington

An evaluation of ground-water conditions in the vicinity of the Bel Bay development, Lummi Indian Reservation, Washington; 1971; OFR; 71-296; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Analysis of current-meter data at Columbia River gaging stations, Washington and Oregon

The U.S. Geological Survey developed equipment to measure stream velocity simultaneously with 10 current meters arranged in a vertical and to measure velocity closer to the streambed than attainable with conventional equipment. With the 10 current meters, synchronous velocities were recorded for a period of 66 minutes at 10 different depths in...

Savini, John; Bodhaine, G.L.
Analysis of current-meter data at Columbia River gaging stations, Washington and Oregon; 1971; WSP; 1869-F; Savini, John; Bodhaine, G. L.

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Combined Ice and Water Balances of Gulkana and Wolverine Glaciers, Alaska, and South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1965 and 1966 Hydrologic Years

Glaciers occur in northwestern North America between lat 37 deg and 69 deg N. in two major mountain systems. The Pacific Mountain System, near the west coast, receives large amounts of precipitation, has very mild temperatures, and contains perhaps 90 percent of the glacier ice. The Rocky Mountain or Eastern System, on the other hand, receives...

Meier, Mark Frederick; Tangborn, Wendell V.; Mayo, Lawrence R.; Post, Austin
Combined Ice and Water Balances of Gulkana and Wolverine Glaciers, Alaska, and South Cascade Glacier, Washington, 1965 and 1966 Hydrologic Years; 1971; PP; 715-A; Meier, Mark Frederick; Tangborn, Wendell V.; Mayo, Lawrence R.; Post, Austin