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Time of travel of the Flint River, Utah Dam to highway M-13, Michigan, August 4-8, 1981

Open-File Report 82-853

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Abstract

The tracing of Rhodamine WT dye has provided time-of-travel data for waste-load allocation studies of a 42.8-mile reach of the Flint River at low flow. Dye was injected at two locations in Flint--at Utah Dam and at Grand Traverse Street. From Utah Dam to Grand Traverse Street the mean velocity of flow was 0.1 foot per second; time-of-travel was 35.3 hours. From Grand Traverse Street to Highway M-13, mean velocity was 0.7 foot per second; time-of-travel was 78.8 hours. Time-of-travel for the reach between Utah Dam and Highway M-13 was thus 114 hours. A discharge of equaled or exceeded about 90% of the time was measured at Grand Traverse Street in Flint before dye injection. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Time of travel of the Flint River, Utah Dam to highway M-13, Michigan, August 4-8, 1981
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-853
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 26 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.