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Title: Ice impacts on flow along the Missouri River
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Omaha District.
Wuebben, James L.
Daly, Steven F.
White, Kathleen D.
Gagnon, John J.
Tatinclaux, Jean-Claude.
Zufelt, Jon E.
Keywords: Hydrodynamics
Ice hydraulics
Reservoir regulation
Flow regulation
Ice cover
Ice jams
River ice
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 95-13.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: In recent years, drought conditions in the Missouri River basin have required more accurate control of releases at Gavins Point Dam, the furthermost downstream flow control structure on the river, to meet competing water needs for irrigation and recreation upstream and for navigation and municipal and industrial water supply downstream. In winter, ice accumulations can seriously affect flow distribution along the river. This paper summarizes a study of such ice effects. It proposes methods to determine minimum flow releases at Gavins Point Dam to meet downstream water supply without unduly depleting upstream reservoirs.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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