Reservoir evaporation and its reduction

TitleReservoir evaporation and its reduction
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1960
AuthorsGartska, W. U.
Conference Name28th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 28th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1960
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSanta Fe, New Mexico
KeywordsEvaporation reduction, Reservoir evaporation

A detailed technical discussion of reservoir evaporation is presented with several criteria for reducing evaporation. A description of how monomolecular layers of several different materials reduce evaporation is presented, including the action of cetyl alcohol or hexadecanol. A description of the experimental work in this field is also presented, including the details experiment, and safeguards set up by the steering committee, that included, State and Federal Health Departments, Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation representatives. Work on other reservoirs was also indicated where the toxic effect of the monomolecular layer material might affect fish, water fowl, or other plant or animal life. The durability of the layer on reservoirs was studied. A substantial list of references of reports and other experimental programs is included with the paper.