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Assessing Techniques to Enhance Barrier Characteristics of High-head Navigation Dams on the Upper Illinois River: Data

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Publication Date
Start Date
1985-01-01
End Date
2016-12-31

Citation

Michael Montenero, Marybeth Brey, Brent Knights, and Thomas Nock, 2018, Assessing Techniques to Enhance Barrier Characteristics of High-head Navigation Dams on the Upper Illinois River: Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7833R62.

Summary

The dataset is comprised of river conditions at La Grange, Peoria, Starved Rock, Marseilles, and Dresden Island Locks and Dams, along the Illinois River. Data were recorded bihourly from 1 Jan 1985 – 31 Dec 2016. For each location, pool elevation (ft), tailwater elevation (ft), head height (ft; calculated by the difference between pool elevation and tailwater elevation), discharge (cfs; when available) and total gate openness (sum of all open gates in ft), are given, where available. Open river conditions were calculated (0 = closed, 1 = open) for each two hour time period. Dam openness was assessed using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers thresholds for open river conditions at each location.

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Point of Contact :
Michael P Montenero
Originator :
Michael P Montenero, Marybeth K Brey, Brent C Knights, Thomas Nock
Metadata Contact :
Michael P Montenero
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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di2h-output.csv 9.34 MB
Enhance Barrier Characteristics.xml
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lg2h-output.csv 9.14 MB
m2h-output.csv 10.07 MB
p2h-output.csv 9.19 MB
sr2h-output.csv 9.43 MB

Purpose

Data was collected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees at locks and dams as part of regular lock and dam operating procedures and analyzed for open river conditions to determine the frequency and patterns in open river events over time. These events can be further analyzed by year, season, month, week, or day and related to weather, fish passage, or other biological events, as data are available.

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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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