Thermal profiles for reaches of Snee-Oosh and Fornsby Creeks, Swinomish Indian Reservation, northwestern Washington, July 2013

Data Series 807
Prepared in cooperation with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
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Abstract

Longitudinal profiles of streambed temperatures were measured in approximately 225-m-long reaches of the Snee-Oosh and Fornsby Creeks in the Swinomish Indian Reservation, northwestern Washington, during July 2013, to provide information about areas of groundwater discharge to streams. During summer, groundwater discharge is a source of cold water to streams and typically cools the surface water into which it discharges and buffers diurnal temperature fluctuations. Near-streambed temperatures were averaged over 1-m-long sections of cable during 1-minute periods every 30 minutes for 1-week periods using a fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor positioned on top of the streambed. The position of the fiber-optic cable was surveyed with a Global Positioning System. Stream temperatures and survey data are presented as Microsoft Excel® files consisting of date and time, water temperature, and geographical coordinates.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Thermal profiles for reaches of Snee-Oosh and Fornsby Creeks, Swinomish Indian Reservation, northwestern Washington, July 2013
Series title Data Series
Series number 807
DOI 10.3133/ds807
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Washington Water Science Center
Description Report: iv, 5 p.; Tables 1-4
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Fornsby Creek;Snee-oosh Creek;Swinomish Indian Reservation
Datum North American Datum of 1983
Projection Washington State Plane North FIPS
Scale 100000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y