Reaeration and Velocity Prediction for Small Streams

by Edward G. Foree, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 5, Pg. 937-952

Document Type: Journal Paper


The radioactive tracer technique employing dye, krypton-85 and tritium was utilized for the determination of reaeration and velocity characteristics of small streams. Based on work conducted over a 3-yr period, models are developed to predict reaeration coefficient and velocity associated with a particular stream reach as a function of its slope and specific discharge (stream discharge per unit drainage basin area). Reaeration at dams is predicted as a function of the height of fall over the dam. These concepts have been incorporated into a general computer model for prediction of stream dissolved oxygen profiles and an example application is presented.

Subject Headings: Aeration | Fluid velocity | Ecological restoration | Rivers and streams | Water discharge | Drainage basins | Dams | Computer models

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