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Water 2018, 10(6), 691; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10060691

Hydrologic Modeling of Three Sub-Basins in the Kenai River Watershed, Alaska, USA

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Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, 6860 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 505 N. Chandalar Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
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Received: 3 March 2018 / Revised: 18 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 25 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology)
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Streams in the Kenai River watershed are characterized by a fish-rich environment. The commercial fishing industry and recreational users compete for the fish in these streams, and resource managers strive to balance both groups’ needs while maintaining the sustainability of the resource. The ability to estimate future river conditions could help preserve the resource and a strong economy on the Kenai Peninsula. This research used the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrological Modeling System, which transforms rainfall to river discharge. The main goal was to define a set of parameters that were calibrated using an event-based condition of concurrent rainfall and discharge data. The model was calibrated and validated in three sub-basins located in different environmental settings (i.e., lowlands, mid, and high elevation). View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrologic modeling; event based; discharge hydrologic modeling; event based; discharge
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