Upstream Irrigation Impact on Columbia River Flows

by H.T. Nelson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 25-44

Document Type: Journal Paper


Analyses of long time Columbia River flows at The Dalles to demonstrate magnitude of peak reductions and low flow increases due to upstream irrigation; irrigation regulations may account for up to 12% increase in low flows through irrigation of 8 1/2 million acres upstream by year 2010.

Subject Headings: Flow duration | Regulated flow | Rivers and streams | Irrigation | Streamflow | River flow | Low flow

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