Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191879
Title:
Simulating the effects of dam releases on Grand Canyon river trips
Author:
Borkan, Ronald E.,1958-
Issue Date:
1986
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:
The Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Service are cooperatively sponsoring a series of studies to determine the downstream impacts of various release patterns from Glen Canyon Dam. In order to simulate the impacts of dam releases on Grand Canyon river trips, the Lucas-Shechter Wilderness Use Simulation Model (4USM) was modified. The output of the Streamflow Synthesis and Reservoir Regulation (SSARR) computer flow model for the Colorado River was linked with the WUSM to provide data on the impacts of alternative dam releases on river trips, including delays at rapids, encounters with other parties, and the time available for visiting attraction sites. Comparison and analysis of the model's outputs illustrate the effects of alternative scenarios on river trips through Grand Canyon National Park.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; White-water canoeing -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Underhill, A. Heaton

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSimulating the effects of dam releases on Grand Canyon river tripsen_US
dc.creatorBorkan, Ronald E.,1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBorkan, Ronald E.,1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_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.abstractThe Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Service are cooperatively sponsoring a series of studies to determine the downstream impacts of various release patterns from Glen Canyon Dam. In order to simulate the impacts of dam releases on Grand Canyon river trips, the Lucas-Shechter Wilderness Use Simulation Model (4USM) was modified. The output of the Streamflow Synthesis and Reservoir Regulation (SSARR) computer flow model for the Colorado River was linked with the WUSM to provide data on the impacts of alternative dam releases on river trips, including delays at rapids, encounters with other parties, and the time available for visiting attraction sites. Comparison and analysis of the model's outputs illustrate the effects of alternative scenarios on river trips through Grand Canyon National Park.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWhite-water canoeing -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairUnderhill, A. Heatonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaw, William W.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213340757en_US
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