Time of travel of solutes in the Sabine River basin, Texas, August-November 1996

Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4065
Prepared in cooperation with the Sabine River Authority



The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Sabine River Authority, did a time-of-travel study in the Sabine River Basin during low flow from August to November 1996. The study was done to provide accurate estimates of the time-of-travel and dispersion characteristics for solutes during low flow in a 1.8-mile (mi) reach of Grace Creek, a 23.9-mi reach of the mainstem Sabine River, a 3.4-mi reach of Hawkins Creek, and a 1.9-mi reach of Rocky Creek. This report explains the approach and documents the results of the study. The results of the study will be used by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in a water-quality model to determine waste-load allocation in Segment 0505 of the Sabine River Basin. The time-of-travel and dispersion characteristics also provide useful information on the probable behavior of soluble contaminants that might be introduced into the streams measured in this study.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Time of travel of solutes in the Sabine River basin, Texas, August-November 1996
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 97-4065
DOI 10.3133/wri974065
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Austin, TX
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description Plate: 32 x 30 inches
Country United States
State Texas
Other Geospatial Sabine River Basin
Scale 220000
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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