An evaluation of bank storage at Painted Rock Reservoir, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Title:
An evaluation of bank storage at Painted Rock Reservoir, Maricopa County, Arizona
Author:
Ward, John Joseph.
Issue Date:
1980
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Painted Rock Dam is a flood-control structure on the lower Gila River, Arizona, managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Water budgets conducted by that agency showed large imbalances between reservoir outflow and storage changes, suspected to be due to bank storage return. This study was an attempt to quantify these imbalances by a waterbudget analysis of the flood periods. Bank storage was found to be a significant flow component, particularly from the 1966 and 1979 floods. Reservoir operations as well as the maximum reservoir stage controlled both the total volume and the rate of bank storage return. Reservoir operations were responsible for the low bank storage returns from the 1973 flood despite its large size. The 1967 and 1978 water-budget analyses may have been affected by significant measurement errors. It was not possible to assess the error for all components. The largest source of error is probably in the measurement of discharge past the dam. In addition, sediment accumulation in the lower reservoir area appears to have affected the stage—volume relationship at lower reservoir stages.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Reservoirs -- Arizona -- Maricopa County.; Water -- Storage -- Arizona -- Painted Rocks Reservoir.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn evaluation of bank storage at Painted Rock Reservoir, Maricopa County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorWard, John Joseph.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWard, John Joseph.en_US
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPainted Rock Dam is a flood-control structure on the lower Gila River, Arizona, managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Water budgets conducted by that agency showed large imbalances between reservoir outflow and storage changes, suspected to be due to bank storage return. This study was an attempt to quantify these imbalances by a waterbudget analysis of the flood periods. Bank storage was found to be a significant flow component, particularly from the 1966 and 1979 floods. Reservoir operations as well as the maximum reservoir stage controlled both the total volume and the rate of bank storage return. Reservoir operations were responsible for the low bank storage returns from the 1973 flood despite its large size. The 1967 and 1978 water-budget analyses may have been affected by significant measurement errors. It was not possible to assess the error for all components. The largest source of error is probably in the measurement of discharge past the dam. In addition, sediment accumulation in the lower reservoir area appears to have affected the stage—volume relationship at lower reservoir stages.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshReservoirs -- Arizona -- Maricopa County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Storage -- Arizona -- Painted Rocks Reservoir.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212908576en_US
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