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Use of dye tracers to collect hydrologic data in Oregon

November 27, 1968

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. 

Publication Year 1968
Title Use of dye tracers to collect hydrologic data in Oregon
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1968.tb02937.x
Authors D.D. Harris, R.B. Sanderson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Water Resources Bulletin
Index ID 70171538
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Oregon Water Science Center