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Thermal profiles for selected river reaches of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers, Washington, August 2011

March 28, 2012

Longitudinal profiles of near-streambed and near-surface temperatures were collected for selected reaches of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers, Washington, during August 2011 to facilitate development of a stream temperature model near the confluence of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers. Temperature was measured using a probe with an internal datalogger towed behind a watercraft moving downstream at ambient river velocity. For the Methow River, an additional temperature survey was completed using near-streambed and near-surface probes towed behind a second watercraft that traversed the channel to measure vertical and lateral temperature variability. All data were referenced to location that was concurrently measured with a Global Positioning System. Data are presented as Microsoft Excel® files consisting of date and time, water temperature, and Washington State Plane North easting and northing.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Thermal profiles for selected river reaches of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers, Washington, August 2011
DOI 10.3133/ds682
Authors Andrew S. Gendaszek
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 682
Index ID ds682
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Washington Water Science Center