Low-flow forecasts on the Rogue River

TitleLow-flow forecasts on the Rogue River
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1961
AuthorsFrost, W. T.
Conference Name29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 29th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1961
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSpokane, Washington
KeywordsCritical flows, Water rights, Water supply forecasting

A critical low-flow forecast of the Rogue River is developed to meet demands of irrigation district management for information as to dates they could expect the river flow to drop below 900 cfs., when pumping operations must commence to satisfy water user demands. By using the date and height of peak flow the falling limb of the hydrograph is easily constructed to the 2000 cfs., and the coded number of days to reach 900 cfs., after March 20. Three graphs are exhibited to show the relation between variables used and the array of data is shown in tables with statistical parameters.