Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296374
Title:
Seasonal Analysis of Colorado River Flows through the Grand Canyon from 1914-1985
Author:
Avery, Charles C.; Beus, Stanley S.; Carothers, Steven W.
Affiliation:
School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona; Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Issue Date:
18-Apr-1987
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
The building of the Colorado River Storage Project dams during the 1956-1976 period obviously altered the natural flow regime of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. As desired, the spring snow-melt generated flows were retarded and the annual fluctuations were considerably dampened. This paper presents an analysis of the seasonal flow changes caused by the CRSP structures and highlights some of the characteristics of historic Colorado River flows. It also suggests that a strategy for recreating the pre-dam ecosystem would be to emulate some significant characteristics of the pre-dam flows.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSeasonal Analysis of Colorado River Flows through the Grand Canyon from 1914-1985en_US
dc.contributor.authorAvery, Charles C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBeus, Stanley S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarothers, Steven W.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1987-04-18-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractThe building of the Colorado River Storage Project dams during the 1956-1976 period obviously altered the natural flow regime of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. As desired, the spring snow-melt generated flows were retarded and the annual fluctuations were considerably dampened. This paper presents an analysis of the seasonal flow changes caused by the CRSP structures and highlights some of the characteristics of historic Colorado River flows. It also suggests that a strategy for recreating the pre-dam ecosystem would be to emulate some significant characteristics of the pre-dam flows.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296374-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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