Discharge Forecast Modeling project FY87 progress report, October 1, 1986--September 30, 1987

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This project originated as a result of the Strontium-90 Action Plan, a response to the abnormal release of radionuclides that occurred from White Oak Creek (WOC) during late November and early December 1985. Several notable problems became obvious during ORNL's response to this release: (1) no predetermined criteria existed for the operation of White Oak Dam (WOD) in response to spills, (2) the hydrodynamics of contaminant transport and dispersion within the WOC watershed and downstream were not adequately understood to support requests for modified reservoir releases, and (3) real-time data on streamflow, precipitation, and water quality within the watershed were ... continued below

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Borders, D.M.; Hyndman, D.W. & Railsback, S.F. October 19, 1987.

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This project originated as a result of the Strontium-90 Action Plan, a response to the abnormal release of radionuclides that occurred from White Oak Creek (WOC) during late November and early December 1985. Several notable problems became obvious during ORNL's response to this release: (1) no predetermined criteria existed for the operation of White Oak Dam (WOD) in response to spills, (2) the hydrodynamics of contaminant transport and dispersion within the WOC watershed and downstream were not adequately understood to support requests for modified reservoir releases, and (3) real-time data on streamflow, precipitation, and water quality within the watershed were not readily available in sufficient quantity and usable format. The modeling study was initiated to help address these problems. This report describes FY 87 accomplishments, including: improvements in data acquisition and evaluation; implementation and calibration of a model to forecast discharges of water and contaminants from the WOC watershed; implementation, documentation, and checking of a model to forecast concentrations of contaminants from WOC in the Clinch River; and three field studies that provide essential calibration data. Data from the field studies and user documentation of the Clinch River model are included as appendices to this report.

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  • Other: DE92008397
  • Report No.: ORNL/RAP/LTR-88/2
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/5745641 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5745641
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1098527

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Borders, D.M.; Hyndman, D.W. & Railsback, S.F. Discharge Forecast Modeling project FY87 progress report, October 1, 1986--September 30, 1987, report, October 19, 1987; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1098527/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.