Fluorescent Tracer Mixing Experiments in Glenmore Reservoir, Calgary

by Donald Steven Graham, Univ of Western Ontario, Dep of, Geography, London, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development

Abstract: Mixing studies using salt and dye as tracers were conducted in Glenmore Reservoir which is the major water supply for the City of Calgary, Alberta. The purpose of the studies was to find characteristic advective and mixing rates for reservoir management. Typical values of horizontal turbulent dispersion coefficients and vertical coefficients depending on stratification were found. Wind-induced dye cloud advection dominated flow-thru advection in late fall.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Water supply | Probe instruments | Water resources | Advection | Dyes | Resource management | Salt water | North America | Alberta | Canada

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