Accession Number : AD1039452

Title :   Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) Water Temperature Models Developed for the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory Vicksburg United States

Personal Author(s) : Zhang,Zhonglong ; Johnson,Billy E

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Report Date : 18 Sep 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This report describes the Hydrologic Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) water temperature models for five Missouri river reaches (e.g., Fort Peck Dam to Garrison Dam; Garrison Dam to Oahe; Fort Randall Dam to Gavins Point Dam; Gavins Point Dam to Rulo, NE; and Rulo, NE to the mouth of the Missouri River). These models were developed based on calibrated HEC-RAS flow models that the Omaha and Kansas City Districts of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provided. Of five HEC-RAS water temperature models, three models were run for an 18-year period (1995-2012) for six alternatives in support of developing the Missouri River recovery program (MRRP) management plan (ManPlan) and environmental impact statement (EIS). The HEC-RAS water temperature model results that were used to establish a baseline and management alternative scenarios are presented in this report. Likewise, the sources of model uncertainty are discussed in this report as well.

Descriptors :   program Management , Missouri River , environmental protection , birds , fish , drainage basins , solar radiation , heat energy , wildlife , meteorological data , water quality , weather stations , air temperature

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE