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Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5016

Macrophyte and pH Buffering Updates to the Klamath River Water-Quality Model Upstream of Keno Dam, Oregon

Table 5. Parameter values changed as a result of calibration updates to the water-quality model for the Link River to Keno Dam reach of the Klamath River, Oregon. 

[Abbreviations: °C, degrees Celsius; g, gram; 1/day, per day]

Parameter Original value Updated value Description
AG, blue-green 3.09 2.3 Maximum algal growth rate for blue-green algae, 1/day
AT1, blue-green 12 13 Lower temperature parameter for rising rate function for blue-green algae, °C
AT3, blue-green 35 30 Lower temperature parameter for falling rate function for blue-green algae, °C
CO2R 1.2 0.1 Sediment carbon dioxide release rate, fraction of sediment oxygen demand

First posted March 1, 2013

For additional information contact:
Director, Oregon Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
2130 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201

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