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2016 Upper Missouri River Dye-Trace Experiment Data


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Erwin, S.O., 2018, 2016 Upper Missouri River Dye-Trace Experiment Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data were collected in June 2016 as part of a dye-trace experiment in the Missouri River downstream from Fort Peck Dam, Montana, USA. Fluorometers were deployed at 8 measurement stations over a 135-km study reach. Approximately 51 L of Rhodamine WT (RWT) dye was injected on 26 June 2016 at 14:30 MDT. The injection occured along a transect located approximately 3000 meters downstream from the confluence of the Milk and Missouri Rivers. Injection was performed via a gravity-feed system and was complete within seven minutes of initaition. RWT dye was diluted by at least half to facilitate mixing and was injected approximately 0.30 m below the water surface. Fluorometers were placed approximately 4 to 8 m from shore at depths 0.25 to 0.5 [...]


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Susannah O Erwin
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Susannah O Erwin
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Susannah O Erwin
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Tracer data were collected to inform advection-dispersion models used to estimate drift of larval pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River between Fort Peck Dam and Lake Sakakawea. Data may be used to derive travel times associated with discharge and flow conditions encountered during period of measurement.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7R20ZHF

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