Water utilization in the Nooksack River, Washington

Open-File Report 45-24



The primary purpose of the investigation of the water resources of the Nooksack River was land classification. The Nooksack basin lies largely within the Mt. Baker National Forest and a considerable area of public lands will be involved in any plan for the ultimate development of its water power. Surveys on a scale of 1:24,000 and 1:31,680 were made from the mouth of the Nooksack River upstream to include such stretches of ell streams in the basin as appear to have sufficient flow and head or storage possibilities to attract future power development. A dam site on the main stream and one on South Fork were mapped on a scale of 400 feet to the inch. A dam site on the main stream near Deming was mapped in 1938 by the U.S. Engineers. Areas within the basin not covered by these surveys are largely shown on quadrangle maps, The lower basin has been mapped on a scale of one inch to the mile, and the upper basin on a scale of one quarter inch to the mile (Mt. Baker district). These surveys and a brief record of discharge on the principal streams of the basin together with a general reconnaissance form the basis of this report. It outlines roughly a plan of development showing the potential power of the Nooksack River and its tributaries, and considers briefly the problems of flood control and irrigation within the basin.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water utilization in the Nooksack River, Washington
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 45-24
DOI 10.3133/ofr4524
Edition -
Year Published 1945
Language English
Description 86 p.
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Nooksock River Basin
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