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An assessment of streamflow, water quality, and the effects of constructing an impoundment on Bridge Creek at Augusta, Wisconsin

Open-File Report 81-1192

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Abstract

This study documents streamflow, temperature, and water-quality conditions of a small stream and evaluates the potential effects of a proposed small shallow impoundment. The study was made in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Streamflow and water-quality data were obtained for the 1980 water years. The average streamflow was 45.5 cubic feet per second. The average summer water temperature was 21.0 C, and the average summer dissolved-oxygen concentration was 7.1 milligrams per liter. Computer models were used to simulate the effects of the proposed impoundment on downstream temperature and dissolved oxygen. The simulated average summer downstream temperature rose to 22.5 with a surface-level outlet from the impoundment, and 21.9 C with a bottom-draw outlet. Dissolved oxygen exceeded 6.0 milligrams per liter in both cases. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
An assessment of streamflow, water quality, and the effects of constructing an impoundment on Bridge Creek at Augusta, Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-1192
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
25 p.
Number of Pages:
25