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Drought allocations using the Systems Impact Assessment Model: Klamath River

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

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https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2005)131:2(110)

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Abstract

Water supply and allocation scenarios for the Klamath River, Ore. and Calif., were evaluated using the Systems Impact Assessment Model (SIAM), a decision support system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. SIAM is a set of models with a graphical user interface that simulates water supply and delivery in a managed river system, water quality, and fish production. Simulation results are presented for drought conditions, one aspect of Klamath River water operations. The Klamath River Basin has experienced critically dry conditions in 1992, 1994, and 2001. Drought simulations are useful to estimate the impacts of specific legal or institutional flow constraints. In addition, simulations help to identify potential adverse water quality consequences including evaluating the potential for reducing adverse temperature impacts on anadromous fish. In all drought simulations, water supply was insufficient to fully meet upstream and downstream targets for endangered species.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Drought allocations using the Systems Impact Assessment Model: Klamath River
Series title:
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
DOI:
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2005)131:2(110)
Volume:
131
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
6 p.
First page:
110
Last page:
115