Predicting Sediment and Cesium-137 Transported to Offsite During Extreme Floods

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This paper presents the methods and results of a research project for predicting contaminated sediment transport from Oak Ridge Reservation to offside under potential extreme flood conditions. A computer model, Hydrologic Simulation Program--FORTRANE (HSPF), was calibrated and validated for White Oak Creek watershed using a five-year data. The model was then used to quantify the effects of a potential 100-year flood event in terms of the sediment transport and {sup 137}Cs movement. Results from computer simulation showed that during a 100-year flood event the watershed and channel bed became the major sources of the {sup 137}Cs. A 100-year flood event ... continued below

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Bao, Y. April 12, 1999.

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This paper presents the methods and results of a research project for predicting contaminated sediment transport from Oak Ridge Reservation to offside under potential extreme flood conditions. A computer model, Hydrologic Simulation Program--FORTRANE (HSPF), was calibrated and validated for White Oak Creek watershed using a five-year data. The model was then used to quantify the effects of a potential 100-year flood event in terms of the sediment transport and {sup 137}Cs movement. Results from computer simulation showed that during a 100-year flood event the watershed and channel bed became the major sources of the {sup 137}Cs. A 100-year flood event may result in 3.2 Ci of the total annual release of {sup 137}Cs which is six times of the averaged annual release observed during a five-year time period.

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  • American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Tennessee Section, Nashville, TN (US), 04/12/1999--04/14/1999

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  • Report No.: ORNL/CP-101121
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3551
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Bao, Y. Predicting Sediment and Cesium-137 Transported to Offsite During Extreme Floods, article, April 12, 1999; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674505/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.