Accession Number:

AD0631948

Title:

HYDROLOGIC STUDIES OF THE GLENN CREEK DRAINAGE BASIN NEAR FAIRBANKS, ALASKA.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept., (Preliminary rept.),

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The following observations and tentative conclusions are based on the first summers study of Glenn Creek and its drainage basin 1 relationships comprising at-a-station hydraulic geometry are similar to those for larger streams in other areas 2 the lag time between rainfall and peak storm discharge is much longer for Glenn Creek than for similar-sized streams in mid-latitude regions 3 hydrograph recessions are drawn out in time relative to those for similar-sized streams in mid-latitude regions 4 base flow was low in early and mid-summer, rose to a peak in late summer, and very gradually diminished thereafter, accounting for most of the flow in September and October 5 direct runoff must occur largely as interflow 6 about 24 of the rain which fell appeared as runoff 7 the fraction of rainfall appearing as direct runoff varied from 3 to 30, and showed no seasonal trends the suspended and dissolved sediment concentrations of Glenn Creek are within the ranges reported for larger streams in the area 9 suspended sediment yield was roughly five times as large as dissolved sediment yield for June-October. A number of years of study will be required to confirm these preliminary conclusions and to determine the representativeness of the observations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE