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Linking Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data with Models to Assess Flow and Channel Alteration at Hog Park, Wyoming USA

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ESS-Watershed Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1476, USA
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Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375, USA
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Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499, USA
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Hydrology 2020, 7(2), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology7020029
Received: 27 April 2020 / Revised: 20 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 23 May 2020
Transbasin diversions and dams allow for water uses when and where there is high demand and low supply, but can come with an expense to the environment. This paper presents a linkage of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and datasets to assess the hydrologic and hydraulic stability within a transbasin watershed as an approach for meeting water use targets and safeguarding environmental sustainability. The approach used a Prediction in Ungauged Basin (PUB) regionalization technique that completed the parameterization of a study watershed hydrologic model by transferring calibrated parameters from a reference watershed hydrologic model. This resulted in a long-term, simulated natural flow record that was compared to the measured modified flow record for the same time period to assess flow alteration. In the sensitive reach, hydraulic modeling results tracked channel response from before hydrologic modification to baseline using repeated survey years during the hydrologic modification. The combined assessment of hydrology and hydraulics highlighted the relation between flow regime and channel form. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrologically modified watershed; hydrologic model; hydraulic model; transbasin diversion; reservoir; land use management; prediction in ungauged basin (PUB) hydrologically modified watershed; hydrologic model; hydraulic model; transbasin diversion; reservoir; land use management; prediction in ungauged basin (PUB)
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Carleton, T.J.; Fassnacht, S.R. Linking Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data with Models to Assess Flow and Channel Alteration at Hog Park, Wyoming USA. Hydrology 2020, 7, 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology7020029

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Carleton TJ, Fassnacht SR. Linking Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data with Models to Assess Flow and Channel Alteration at Hog Park, Wyoming USA. Hydrology. 2020; 7(2):29. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology7020029

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Carleton, Tyler J., and Steven R. Fassnacht. 2020. "Linking Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data with Models to Assess Flow and Channel Alteration at Hog Park, Wyoming USA" Hydrology 7, no. 2: 29. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology7020029

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