Effects of reservoir installation, San Juan-Chama Project water, and reservoir operations on streamflow and water quality in the Rio Chama and Rio Grande, northern and central New Mexico, 1938-2000

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Title Effects of reservoir installation, San Juan-Chama Project water, and reservoir operations on streamflow and water quality in the Rio Chama and Rio Grande, northern and central New Mexico, 1938-2000
Creator Langman, Jeff B.; Anderholm, Scott K.
Subject Streamflow; Water quality management; Hydrology; Reservoirs
Spatial Coverage Rio Grande; New Mexico
Description The coordinated operation of Heron, El Vado, and Abiquiu Dams on the Rio Chama and Cochiti Dam on the Rio Grande and the importation of Colorado River Basin water by the San Juan-Chama Project have altered streamflow and water quality of the Rio Chama and Rio Grande in northern and central New Mexico. The coordinated retention of streamflow in the four reservoirs increased median streamflows, decreased extreme flows, and decreased periods of small streamflow; inflow of San Juan-Chama Project water increased overall streamflow in the Rio Chama and Rio Grande. These changes to streamflow decreased specific conductance and suspended-sediment concentration and increased pH in the Rio Chama and the Rio Grande. Following construction of Heron and Cochiti Dams and integration of reservoir operations on the Rio Chama and the Rio Grande, the inflow of San Juan-Chama Project water and retention of snowmelt runoff influenced water quality. These influences varied by season because reservoir relea
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors City of Albuquerque
Date 2004
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5188/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5188/
Source Langman, Jeff B.; Anderholm, Scott K., Effects of reservoir installation, San Juan-Chama Project water, and reservoir operations on streamflow and water quality in the Rio Chama and Rio Grande, northern and central New Mexico, 1938-2000, Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5188, 52 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s62806h3
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145813
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62806h3
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