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

Data Series 682

Prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation
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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Thermal profiles for selected river reaches of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers, Washington, August 2011
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
682
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Washington Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 4 p.; Tables Download
Time Range Start:
2011-08-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2011-08-31T12:00:00
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Methow River;Chewuch River
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