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Thermal profiles for reaches of Snee-Oosh and Fornsby Creeks, Swinomish Indian Reservation, northwestern Washington, July 2013

Data Series 807

Prepared in cooperation with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
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DOI: 10.3133/ds807

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Abstract

Longitudinal profiles of streambed temperatures were measured in approximately 225-m-long reaches of the Snee-Oosh and Fornsby Creeks in the Swinomish Indian Reservation, northwestern Washington, during July 2013, to provide information about areas of groundwater discharge to streams. During summer, groundwater discharge is a source of cold water to streams and typically cools the surface water into which it discharges and buffers diurnal temperature fluctuations. Near-streambed temperatures were averaged over 1-m-long sections of cable during 1-minute periods every 30 minutes for 1-week periods using a fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor positioned on top of the streambed. The position of the fiber-optic cable was surveyed with a Global Positioning System. Stream temperatures and survey data are presented as Microsoft Excel® files consisting of date and time, water temperature, and geographical coordinates.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Thermal profiles for reaches of Snee-Oosh and Fornsby Creeks, Swinomish Indian Reservation, northwestern Washington, July 2013
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
807
DOI:
10.3133/ds807
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Washington Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 5 p.; Tables 1-4
Number of Pages:
14
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Fornsby Creek;Snee-oosh Creek;Swinomish Indian Reservation
Datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Projection:
Washington State Plane North FIPS
Scale:
100000
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y