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Year Published: 1969

Glaciers and water supply

This paper discusses glacier hydrology as it relates to water resources development, especially in the United States. Topics discussed are: the annual distribution of runoff; natural regulation of runoff; artificial regulation of streamflow; climatic variations; and, the characteristics of runoff.

Meier, Mark

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Year Published: 1968

Water resources of King County, Washington

Although the total supply of water in King County is large, water problems are inevitable because of the large and rapidly expanding population. The county contains a third of the 3 million people in Washington, most of the population being concentrated in the Seattle metropolitan area. King County includes parts of two major physiographic...

Richardson, Donald; Bingham, J.W.; Madison, R.J.; Williams, R.
Water resources of King County, Washington; 1968; WSP; 1852; Richardson, Donald; Bingham, J. W.; Madison, R. J.; Williams, R.

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Phytoplankton and related water-quality conditions in an enriched estuary

No abstract available.

Welch, Eugene Brummer

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Seattle Metro's Duwamish estuary water quality program

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Gibbs, Charles V.; Isaac, Gary W.

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Evaluation of seepage from Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Pool, King County, Washington

Hydrologic data collected in the Cedar and Snoqualmie River basins on the west slope of the Cascade Range have been analyzed to determine the amount of water lost by seepage from Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Pool and the. consequent gain by seepage to the Cedar and South Fork Snoqualmie Rivers. For water years 1957-64, average losses were about...

Hidaka, F.T.; Garrett, Arthur Angus
Evaluation of seepage from Chester Morse Lake and Masonry Pool, King County, Washington; 1967; WSP; 1839-J; Hidaka, F. T.; Garrett, Arthur Angus.

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Chlorophyll variation with tide and plankton productivity in an estuary

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Welch, Eugene Brummer; Isaac, Gary W.

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Yakima basalt of the Tieton River area, south-central Washington

Up to 1700 feet of the upper Miocene-lower Pliocene Yakima Basalt of the Columbia River Group underlie much of the eastern flank of the Cascade Range in the Tieton River area, Yakima County, Washington. Local prebasalt relief was more than 1700 feet, so thicknesses of each of the 15 exposed flows vary widely. Single flows can be traced for many...

Swanson, Donald A.

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Year Published: 1966

Surface- and ground-water conditions during 1959-61 in a part of the Flett Creek basin, Tacoma, Washington

Veatch, Fred M.; Kimmel, Grant E.; Johnston, Earle A.
Surface- and ground-water conditions during 1959-61 in a part of the Flett Creek basin, Tacoma, Washington; 1966; OFR; 66-146; Veatch, Fred M.; Kimmel, Grant E.; Johnston, Earle A.

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Behavior and transport of radionuclides in the Columbia River between Hanford and Vancouver, Washington

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Perkins, R.W.; Nelson, J.L.; Haushild, W.L.

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A sampler for coring sediments in rivers and estuaries

A portable sampler developed to core submerged unconsolidated sediments collects cores that are 180 cm long and 4.75cm in diameter. The sampler is used from a 12-m boat in water depths up to 20 m and in flow velocities up to 1.5m per second to sample river and estuarine deposits ranging from silty clay to medium sand. Even in sand that cannot be...

Prych, Edmund A.; Hubbell, D.W.

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Determination of Columbia River flow times from Pasco, Washington using radioactive tracers introduced by the Hanford reactors

Radioactive tracers introduced into the Columbia River in cooling water from the Hanford reactors were used to measure flow times downstream from Pasco, Washington, as far as Astoria, Oregon. The use of two tracer methods was investigated. One method used the decay of a steady release of Na24 (15-hour half-life) to determine flow times to various...

Nelson, Jack L.; Perkins, R.W.; Haushild, W.L.

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Glacier mass budget measurements by hydrologic means

Ice storage changes for the South Cascade Glacier drainage basin were determined for the 1957–1964 period using basin runoff and precipitation measurements. Measurements indicate that evaporation and condensation are negligible compared with the large runoff and precipitation values. Runoff, measured by a stream discharge station, averaged 4.04 m/...

Tangborn, Wendell V.