Accession Number : AD1037444

Title :   Temperature Modeling of Lost Creek Lake Using CE-QUAL-W2: A Report on the Development, Calibration, Verification, and Application of the Model

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Personal Author(s) : Threadgill,Tammy L ; Turner,Daniel F ; Nicholas,Laurie A ; Bunch,Barry W ; Tillman,Dorothy H ; Smith,David L

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Report Date : 01 May 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC) Environmental Lab (EL) assisted USACE, Portland District (CENWP) in updating a CE-QUAL-W2 (W2) model of Applegate Lake based on a previous version of W2. The model was calibrated using data from calendar year (CY) 2001 and validated with data from calendar years 2003 and 2010. One set of W2 parameters was successfully applied to all calendar year types (2001 is a dry year; 2003 is a normal year; and 2010 is a wet year). This model and the corresponding results from the study provided NWP with more refined estimates of water temperatures so that more defendable water temperature targets can be discussed with the State of Oregon. This is extremely important because the Rogue and Applegate Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads and Rogue Spring Chinook Conservation Plan require the Corps to review the Rogue Basin Project operations to determine whether improvements can be achieved to downstream temperature for the benefit of endangered fish. This is the second of three USACE projects on the Rogue River; this work is identical to the Lost Creek Lake Model work for CENWP.

Descriptors :   water quality , EUTROPHICATION , LAKES , HYDRODYNAMICS , models , temperature , meteorological data , bathymetry , DAMS , grids , flow , ELEVATION , calibration , oregon

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE