Simulating the effects of dam releases on Grand Canyon river trips
AuthorBorkan, Ronald E.,1958-
Committee ChairUnderhill, A. Heaton
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Service are cooperatively sponsoring a series of studies to determine the downstream impacts of various release patterns from Glen Canyon Dam. In order to simulate the impacts of dam releases on Grand Canyon river trips, the Lucas-Shechter Wilderness Use Simulation Model (4USM) was modified. The output of the Streamflow Synthesis and Reservoir Regulation (SSARR) computer flow model for the Colorado River was linked with the WUSM to provide data on the impacts of alternative dam releases on river trips, including delays at rapids, encounters with other parties, and the time available for visiting attraction sites. Comparison and analysis of the model's outputs illustrate the effects of alternative scenarios on river trips through Grand Canyon National Park.
Degree ProgramRenewable Natural Resources