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Simulated effects of water exchanges on streamflow and specific conductance in the Arkansas River upstream from Avondale, Colorado

Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4140

Prepared in cooperation with the Colorado Springs Utilities; Pueblo Board of Water Works; Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District; Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development; City of Aurora Department of Utilities; St. Charles Mesa Water District; Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments; Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District; City of Pueblo, Department of Utilities; Pueblo West Metropolitan District; Fremont Sanitation District; City of Rocky Ford; City of Las Animas; and City of Lamar
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Abstract

The potential effects of future water-exchange scenarios on streamflow and specific conductance in the Arkansas River were simulated with two accounting models. The major processes in the models simulated the historical exchange potential in the Arkansas River and the operation of a native and a nonnative Arkansas River water exchange. The potential effects of future exchange conditions were simulated using streamflow and specific-conductance data from the 1986-93 water-year study period. Hydrologic conditions during the study period were considered about average, compared to the long-term 1966-96 conditions. Therefore, the simulation results were indicative of the potential effects of future exchange conditions on streamflow and specific conductance during periods of average hydrologic conditions.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Simulated effects of water exchanges on streamflow and specific conductance in the Arkansas River upstream from Avondale, Colorado
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
98-4140
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Denver, CO
Description:
iv, 34 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arkansas
Other Geospatial:
Arkansas River