Discharge and sediment concentration in the Bill Williams River and turbidity in Lake Havasu during and following high releases from Alamo Dam, Arizona, in March and April 2010

Open-File Report 2011-1129
In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Abstract

Discharges higher than are typically released from Alamo Dam in west-central Arizona were planned and released in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 to study the effects of these releases on the Bill Williams River. The Bill Williams River Wildlife Refuge is located above the mouth of the Bill Williams River on Lake Havasu, and the river is the subject of ongoing ecological studies. Sediment concentrations and water discharges were measured in the Bill Williams River and turbidity, water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, and Secchi depth were measured in Lake Havasu during and after experimental releases in 2005 and 2006 from Alamo Dam. Additional measurements of the same parameters in the Bill Williams River and Lake Havasu were made during releases in 2010, and these are the subject of this report.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Discharge and sediment concentration in the Bill Williams River and turbidity in Lake Havasu during and following high releases from Alamo Dam, Arizona, in March and April 2010
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2011-1129
DOI 10.3133/ofr20111129
Year Published 2011
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Arizona Water Science Center
Description iv, 10 p.; Appendices folder
Time Range Start 2010-03-01
Time Range End 2010-04-30
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y