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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1129

In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Discharge and Sediment Concentration in the Bill Williams River and Turbidity in Lake Havasu During and Following High Releases from Alamo Dam, Arizona, in March and April 2010

By Stephen M. Wiele, Jamie P. Macy, Hugh L. Darling, Robert J. Hart, and Andrew B. Hautzinger

ABSTRACT

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Discharges higher than are typically released from Alamo Dam in west-central Arizona were planned and released in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 to study the effects of these releases on the Bill Williams River. The Bill Williams River Wildlife Refuge is located above the mouth of the Bill Williams River on Lake Havasu, and the river is the subject of ongoing ecological studies. Sediment concentrations and water discharges were measured in the Bill Williams River and turbidity, water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, and Secchi depth were measured in Lake Havasu during and after experimental releases in 2005 and 2006 from Alamo Dam. Additional measurements of the same parameters in the Bill Williams River and Lake Havasu were made during releases in 2010, and these are the subject of this report.

Last modified June 22, 2011
First posted June 15, 2011

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Suggested citation:

Wiele, S.M., Macy, J.P., Darling, H.L., Hart, R.J., and Hautzinger, A.B., 2011, Discharge and sediment concentration in the Bill Williams River and turbidity in Lake Havasu during and following high releases from Alamo Dam, Arizona, in March and April 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1129, 10 p.



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Methods and Results

References Cited

two appendixes


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