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Evaporation data from Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through April 2015


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Moreo, M.T., 2015, Evaporation Data from Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through April 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release,


Evaporation rates were measured at Lake Mead from March 2010 through February 2012 for phase 1 of an evaporation study (Moreo, M.T., and Swancar, A., 2013, Evaporation from Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through February 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5229, 40 p., Phase 2 of the study (March 2012 through September 2017) continues evaporation measurements at Lake Mead and begins evaporation measurements at another lower Colorado River Basin reservoir, Lake Mohave. Eddy covariance is the primary measurement method. Data currently (10/6/2015) are being collected for the phase 2 study. This USGS data release represents tabular data in support of the [...]


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Michael T. Moreo
Metadata Contact :
Michael T. Moreo
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Michael T. Moreo
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U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Nevada Water Science Center

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The U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation are cooperating on a multi-phase study to improve 24-Month Study model projections by improving monthly estimates of evaporation from Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. The 24-Month Study is an operational planning tool used by Reclamation to project future Colorado River reservoir volumes and potential dam operations based on current and forecasted hydrologic conditions, and operational policies and guidelines.


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doi unknown doi:10.5066/F79C6VG3

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