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Flow routing in the Susquehanna River Basin: Part IV - Routing reservoir releases in the eastern Susqehanna river basin in New York State

Water-Resources Investigations Report 80-117

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Abstract

Flow-routing models for six reaches of major streams in the eastern Susquehanna River basin in New York were developed and used to trace releases of water from East Sidney Lake and Whitney Point Lake to gaged points downstream. Daily streamflow during 1942-77 was modeled for the following reaches: Susquehanna River--Unadilla to Conklin, Conklin to Vestal, and Vestal to Waverly; Chenango River--Sherburne to Greene, and Greene to Chenango Forks; Tioughnioga River--Cortland to Itaska. The models were developed with convolution techniques and were based on the unit-response method of flow routing, assuming the diffusion analogy and using multilinearization. Overall accuracy of the models, as measured by the average difference between observed and simulated daily flows over the base period, was within the stated accuracy of published gaging-station records. As an example of one application of the models, hypothetical releases from East Sidney Lake and Whitney Point Lake during low flow were traced downstream to the Waverly gaging station at the lower end of the area studied. The leading edge of the East Sidney release arrived in 4 days, and the full release arrived in 6 days. The leading edge of the Whitney Point release arrived in 1 day, and the full release arrived in 3 days. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flow routing in the Susquehanna River Basin: Part IV - Routing reservoir releases in the eastern Susqehanna river basin in New York State
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
80-117
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
31 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.