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Computation and analysis of the instantaneous-discharge record for the Colorado River at Lees Ferry, Arizona : May 8, 1921, through September 30, 2000

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2003

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Topping, David J., Schmidt, John C., and Vierra, L. E., 2003, Computation and analysis of the instantaneous-discharge record for the Colorado River at Lees Ferry, Arizona : May 8, 1921, through September 30, 2000: .

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A gaging station has been operated by the U.S. Geological Survey at Lees Ferry, Arizona, since May 8, 1921. In March 1963, Glen Canyon Dam was closed 15.5 miles upstream, cutting off the upstream sediment supply and regulating the discharge of the Colorado River at Lees Ferry for the first time in history. To evaluate the pre-dam variability in the hydrology of the Colorado River, and to determine the effect of the operation of Glen Canyon Dam on the downstream hydrology of the river, a continuous record of the instantaneous discharge of the river at Lees Ferry was constructed and analyzed for the entire period of record between May 8, 1921, and September 30, 2000. This effort involved retrieval from the Federal Records Centers and [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 08:15:08 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrologic, Ecological, and Biogeochemical Processes in Flowing Waters.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b6e4b04b508bfd333b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b6e4b04b508bfd333b</a>

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