Dye tracers have been used in Oregon in the Collection of hydrologic data on 2,350 miles of stream channels in the Long Tom, Umpqua, Willmette, and John Day River basins, and in the Carmen‐Smith power tunnel. These investigations demonstrated the usefulness, of dye tracers for determining: (1) estimates of traveltimes and travel rates of water, (2) discharge where standard methods of measuring are not applicable, and (3) dispersion characteristics of streams. Illustrations are used to present the results of time‐of‐travel studies in simple, concise, and readily interpreted form.
|Title||Use of dye tracers to collect hydrologic data in Oregon|
|Authors||D.D. Harris, R.B. Sanderson|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Water Resources Bulletin|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Oregon Water Science Center|