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Rhodamine concentration data, Kootenai River, near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 2008

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2008-08-13
End Date
2008-08-16

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McDonald, R.R., Nelson, J.M., Logan, B., Runkel, R.L., Kinzel, P.J., and Walton-Day, K., 2018, Rhodamine concentration data, Kootenai River, near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7S75FMH.

Summary

This data release provides measurements of dye concentration collected to support and validate numerical simulations of dispersion on the Kootenai River, downstream of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. On August 13, 2008, at 06:00, 25.4 kilograms of rhodamine WT was diluted using raw river water in a 378.5 liter tank and released as a nearly single slug. The dye was released near River Kilometer (RKM) 239 over a period of 17 minutes. From 06:01 – 06:10 the dye was released at a fairly constant rate, and from 06:10 – 06:18 the dye was released at a slower rate associated with cleaning and rinsing the tank. Measurements of dye concentration were made using water quality sondes with 6130 rhodamine probes. Two sampling strategies were used: a repeat [...]

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rhodamine.7z
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RKM_DyeStudy.7z
“Zip file containing a shapefile of River Kilometer locations”
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Waypoints.xlsx
“Excel spreadsheet containing the UTM zone 11N coord. of each fixed sampling loc.”
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rkm 240.JPG
“Aerial Image of dye cloud shorty after release. Photo by Kym Cooper (KTOI)”
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This data were collected to support and validate numerical simulations of dispersion in a reach of the Kootenai River, Idaho, using a quasi-three-dimensional flow model (FaSTMECH) coupled to a Lagrangian Particle-Tracking (LPT) algorithm.
Aerial Image of dye cloud shorty after release.  Photo by Kym Cooper (KTOI)
Aerial Image of dye cloud shorty after release. Photo by Kym Cooper (KTOI)

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