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Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5062


Groundwater Simulation and Management Models for the Upper Klamath Basin, Oregon and California


Table 3. Long-term average stream-flux observations used in calibration of the upper Klamath Basin, Oregon and California, regional groundwater flow model and their simulated equivalents from the transient model.


[Discharge values are in cubic feet per second. Abbreviations: mi, mile; RM, river mile;, n/a, not applicable]

Observation name Observation location Estimated groundwater 
discharge Estimated 2 sigma Confidence intervals Simulated groundwater 
discharge
Lower Upper
WILLOWCLEAR Willow Creek above Clear Lake 28 27.5 0.5 55.5 11.99
LR–CLR–MAL Lost River, Clear Lake (RM 78) to Malone Dam (RM 64.5). 2 1.0 1.0 3.0 7.05
LR–MAL–GFT Lost River, Malone Dam (RM 64.5) to Gift Road (RM 58). 11 5.4 5.6 16.4 18.00
LR–GFT–KEL Lost River, Gift Rd (RM 58) to Keller Bridge (RM 50.3). 16 7.8 8.2 23.8 19.69
GERBERMILLER Miller Creek below Gerber Reservoir 4 2.0 2.0 6.0 5.67
LR–KEL–BON Lost River, Keller Bridge (RM 50.3) to Bonanza (RM 45.1). 9 2.6 6.4 11.6 15.46
LR–BON–HARB Lost River, Bonanza (RM 45.1) to Harpold Bridge (RM 43.9). 61 18.0 43.0 79.0 8.03
LR–HARB–KIRS Lost River, Harpold Bridge (RM 43.9) to Kirsh Bridge (RM 34.8). 13 6.4 6.6 19.4 3.61
LR–KIRS–STEV Lost River, Kirsh Bridge (RM 34.8) to Stevenson Park (RM 30.5). 19.7 9.7 10.0 29.4 0.20
SFSR–HW–PIC South Fork Sprague River above picnic area (RM 10.2). 19 5.6 13.4 24.6 85.18
NFSR–HW–M1.5 North Fork Sprague River above 
RM 1.5. 59 17.3 41.7 76.3 102.71
FIVE–HW–RM4 Fivemile Creek above RM 4, and Meryl Creek above RM 1.5. 33 9.7 23.3 42.7 49.48
SR–SFPIC–RR Sprague River, South Fork picnic area (South Fork RM 10.2) to railroad bridge (RM 74.2). 86 25.3 60.7 111.3 111.19
SR–RR–WDOG Sprague River, railroad bridge (RM 74.2) to Watchdog Butte (RM 49). 28 13.7 14.3 41.7 127.81
SYCAN–HW–MSH Sycan River above Sycan Marsh. 8 1.6 6.4 9.6 89.79
LONG–UPPR Long Creek above T31S, R12E, Sec 5 9 0.9 8.1 9.9 0.00
LONG–LOWER Long Creek below T31S, R12E, Sec 5 7 3.4 3.6 10.4 29.44
SYCAN–MSH–TO Sycan River, Marsh (RM 35) to Torrent Spring (RM 30). 0 n/a n/a n/a 6.51
TORRENT–SPR Sycan River near Torrent Spring 
(RM 30 to RM 24). 12 3.5 8.5 15.5 9.71
SYCAN–TOR–BL Sycan River, Torrent Spring (RM 24) to Blue Creek (RM 11). 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.39
SYCAN–BLU–GA Sycan River, Blue Creek (RM 11) to Gage (RM 3). 9 2.6 6.4 11.6 76.48
WHISKEY Whiskey Creek, headwaters to RM 1 13 6.4 6.6 19.4 20.87
SR–WDOG–TRT Sprague River, Watchdog Butte (RM 49) to below Trout Creek (RM 37). 0 n/a n/a n/a 20.77
SR–TRT–LONE Sprague River, below Trout Creek (RM 37) to Lone Pine (RM 33). 0 n/a n/a n/a 7.80
SR–LONE–BRAY Sprague River, Lone Pine (RM 33) to Braymill (RM 10.1). 73 21.5 51.5 94.5 83.91
SR–BRAY–CHIL Spague River, Braymill (RM 10.1) to Chiloquin (RM 5.2). 0 n/a n/a n/a 0.11
WR–HW–RM81 Williamson River, headwaters to 
RM 81. 16 3.1 12.9 19.1 3.38
WR–RM81–SHP Williamson River, RM 81 to Sheep Creek (RM 67.7). 38 7.5 30.5 45.5 45.33
WR–SHP–CHO Williamson River, Sheep Creek (RM 67.7) to Cholo Ditch (RM 58.3). 18 8.8 9.2 26.8 21.55
WR–CHO–KIRK Williamson River, Cholo Ditch 
(RM 58.3) to Kirk (RM 27). 50 24.5 25.5 74.5 160.68
LENZ–BIGSPR Big Springs Creek to Lenz Creek 34 16.6 17.4 50.6 87.04
SAND Sand Creek above RM 5.8 44 12.9 31.1 56.9 0.02
WR–CAL–GAG Williamson River RM 22.2 to 
RM 19.7. 22 6.5 15.5 28.5 53.04
WR–19.7–17.5 Williamson River RM 19.7 to 
RM 17.5. 26 13 13.3 38.7 10.84
SPRING Spring Creek just above mouth 300 29 270.6 329.4 289.85
SUN Sun Creek above RM 5.0 13 3 10.5 15.5 0.43
ANNIE Annie Creek above RM 5.7 56 11 45.1 66.9 21.59
WOOD–HW–DIX Wood River, headwaters to Dixon Road (RM 16.2). 250 25 225.5 274.5 273.67
WOOD(FORT) Fort Creek, headwaters to RM 1.0 84 8 75.8 92.2 40.29
CROOKED Crooked Creek, headwaters to RM 5.4 43 8 34.6 51.4 9.50
TECUMSEH Tecumseh Springs 27 8 19.1 34.9 2.66
AGENCY Agency Creek, headwaters to mouth 21 6 14.8 27.2 0.19
7MI–UPPR Sevenmile Creek, headwaters to 
RM 17. 18 4 14.5 21.5 18.28
7MI–LOWR Sevenmile Creek, RM 17 to 
Sevenmile Road. 60 12 48.3 71.7 47.42
CHERRY Cherry Creek, headwaters to 
Westside Road. 12 2 9.6 14.4 7.07
KENO–BOYLE Klamath River, Keno (RM 230.5) to below JC Boyle Dam (RM 218.1). 190 37 152.7 227.3 184.93
SPENCER Spencer Creek, headwaters to mouth 27 8 19.1 34.9 0.00
BOYLE–IGD Klamath River, below JC Boyle Dam (RM 218.1) to below Iron Gate Dam (RM 189.5). 92 27 65.0 119.0 228.17
FALL Fall Creek, headwaters to mouth 45 9 36.2 53.8 86.92
WILLOW Willow Creek, 3 mi below headwaters spring. 5.8 3 3.0 8.6 3.08
COTTONWOOD Cottonwood Creek, headwaters springs. 10 5 5.1 14.9 18.05
SHEEPY Sheepy Creek, about 1 mi below headwaters springs. 16 8 8.2 23.8 14.95

First posted May 5, 2012

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