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Compilation of Data on the Middle Savannah River for the Analysis of Sub-Daily Flow Variation, 2011-2015


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Petkewich, M.D., and Conrads, P.A., 2016, Compilation of Data on the Middle Savannah River for the Analysis of Sub-Daily Flow Variation, 2011-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S Army Corps of Engineers – Savannah District (USACE - Savannah) and other stakeholders on environmental flow recommendations for the Savannah River since May 2002 and have recently (2015) updated the environmental flow recommendations from 2003. Analysis of the flow data revealed a large amount of flow variability on sub-daily basis in the reach of the Savannah River from the Augusta Shoal downstream to the New Savannah Lock and Dam. The sub-daily flow variability affects sustaining suitable habitat during critical periods to promote fish spawning of robust redhorse, shad, and Atlantic sturgeon. The cause of the flow variability is [...]


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Matthew D Petkewich
Originator :
Matthew D Petkewich, Paul A Conrads
Metadata Contact :
Matthew D Petkewich
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
South Atlantic Water Science Center

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The USGS data were collected in the field under the USGS stream gaging program to meet the needs of the cooperating agency for each gage. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) data were collected as part of the operation of the hydroelectric facility and for compliance to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license. The data were obtained for this project to better understand how upstream flow releases interact and how that relates to sub-daily flow variability.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7J964JS

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