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Hydraulic characteristics of the New River in the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

Open-File Report 89-243

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Abstract

Traveltime, dispersion, water-surface and streambed profiles, and cross-section data were collected for use in application of flow and solute-transport models to the New River in the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. Dye clouds subjected to increasing and decreasing flow rates (unsteady flow) showed that increasing flows shorten the cloud and decreasing flows lengthen the cloud. After the flow rate was changed and the flow was again steady, traveltime and dispersion characteristics were determined by the new rate of flow. Seven stage/streamflow relations identified the general changes of stream geometry throughout the study reach. Channel cross sections were estimated for model input. Low water and streambed profiles were developed from surveyed water surface elevations and water depths. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydraulic characteristics of the New River in the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
89-243
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1989
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Copies can be purchased from U.S. Geological Survey Books and Open-File Reports,
Description:
iv, 34 p. :ill. ;28 cm.