Estimates of ground-water recharge, base flow, and stream reach gains and losses in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon

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Title Estimates of ground-water recharge, base flow, and stream reach gains and losses in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon
Creator Lee, Karl K.; Risley, John C.
Subject Groundwater; Groundwater flow; Groundwater -- Quality; Storm sewers; Precipitation gauges; Streamflow
Spatial Coverage Portland (Or.); Oregon; Willamette River Valley (Or.)
Description Precipitation-runoff models, base-flowseparation techniques, and stream gain-loss measurements were used to study recharge and ground-water surface-water interaction as part of a study of the ground-water resources of the Willamette River Basin. The study was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the State of Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD). Precipitationrunoff models were used to estimate the water budget of 216 subbasins in the Willamette River Basin. The models were also used to compute longterm average recharge and base flow. Recharge and base-flow estimates will be used as input to a regional ground-water flow model, within the same study. Recharge and base-flow estimates were made using daily streamflow records. Recharge estimates were made at 16 streamflow-gagingstation locations and were compared to recharge estimates from the precipitation-runoff models. Base-flow separation methods were used to identify the base-flow component of streamflow at 52 currently operated and discontinued streamflow- gaging-station locations. Stream gain-loss measurements were made on the Middle Fork Willamette, Willamette, South Yamhill, Pudding, and South Santiam Rivers, and were used to identify and quantify gaining and losing stream reaches both spatially and temporally. These measurements provide further understanding of ground-water/surface-water interactions.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributors Oregon Water Resources Department
Date 2002
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs/WRIR01-4215/
Source Lee, Karl K. and Risley, John C., Estimates of ground-water recharge, base flow, and stream reach gains and losses in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon, Portland, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4215, p60
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seung Hoon Yoo; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vc5
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2004-12-01
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145744
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vc5
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