Artificial cooling of the Columbia River by dam regulation: Part 1

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In early July 1958, it appeared that Columbia River temperatures at HAPO would be near 24--50{degree}C by the end of August. River temperatures were averaging 40 to 50{degree}C above 1957 figures and were 3{degree} to 4{degree} above the ten year highs. It seemed desirable to examine the problem to determine if any corrective measure could be taken, since it was apparent that production losses were imminent. The large storage of cold water behind Grand Coulee Dam, normally untapped, was a source of possible relief. A plan for use was proposed for the peak high temperature period and agreed to by … continued below

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Kramer, H. A. May 25, 1959.

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    Publisher Info: General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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In early July 1958, it appeared that Columbia River temperatures at HAPO would be near 24--50{degree}C by the end of August. River temperatures were averaging 40 to 50{degree}C above 1957 figures and were 3{degree} to 4{degree} above the ten year highs. It seemed desirable to examine the problem to determine if any corrective measure could be taken, since it was apparent that production losses were imminent. The large storage of cold water behind Grand Coulee Dam, normally untapped, was a source of possible relief. A plan for use was proposed for the peak high temperature period and agreed to by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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OSTI as DE94016943; Paper copy available at OSTI: phone, 865-576-8401, or email, reports@adonis.osti.gov

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Kramer, H. A. Artificial cooling of the Columbia River by dam regulation: Part 1, report, May 25, 1959; Richland, Washington. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1385124/: accessed April 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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