Quantity and Quality of Dry Weather Flow in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

by Steve A. Mizell, Water Resources Center, Las Vegas, United States,
Richard H. French, Water Resources Center, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


In recognition of the potential for dry weather flows to convey pollutants from the Las Vegas Valley, the potential economic and resource value of these flows within the Valley, and the need to characterize dry weather flows under the stormwater discharge permit program, the quantity and quality of dry weather flow in Flamingo Wash was investigated during the period of May 1991 to April 1993. Discharge, temperature, pH, and electrical conductivity were measured and samples were collected for analysis. Dry weather discharge averages about 4.6 cfs. The quality of this flow, with the exception of moderately high TDS and bacteria, is adequate for selected uses.

Subject Headings: Temperature measurement | Stormwater management | Water discharge | Water quality | Pollutants | Economic factors | Permits | pH | Nevada | United States | Las Vegas

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