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Traveltime and dispersion of a soluble dye in the South Branch Potomac River, Petersburg to Green Spring, West Virginia

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4167

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Abstract

Traveltime studies, using rhodamine dyes, were made in 1970 and 1982 on the South Branch Potomac River from Petersburg, West Virginia, to the confluence with the North Branch Potomac River at Green Spring, West Virginia. Flow duration at the time of the studies was approximately 32% in November 1970 and 95% in September 1982. Two studies, at discharges of 110 and 1,230 cu ft/sec, were used to define traveltime-distance relationships. A contaminant takes 386 hours to travel 69 miles from Petersburg, West Virginia, to the mouth of the river when streamflow is 110 cu ft/sec. The contaminant would, however, take only 89 hours when streamflow is 1,230 cu ft/sec. The traveltime data were interpolated and extrapolated for selected discharges from 70 to 1,500 cu ft/sec at the index gage near Springfield, West Virginia. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Traveltime and dispersion of a soluble dye in the South Branch Potomac River, Petersburg to Green Spring, West Virginia
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4167
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 14 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.