Hydrological investigations for Mud Mountain Reservoir

TitleHydrological investigations for Mud Mountain Reservoir
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsHopkins, G. F.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III-C:
Conference LocationSeattle, Washington
KeywordsPrecipitation network, Snow survey networks

The various hydrological factors pertaining to the White River basin, one of the coastal streams in western Washington are analyzed for the purpose of planning the operation of the Mud Mountain Dam, a flood control project. Access to the basin is limited to one road up the main valley and over Cayuse and chinook Passes to the east. Access to tributary streams is by foot and difficult traveling. A network of meteorological stations was established. Snow survey courses were laid out to augment the data for possible flash flood conditions. Data and curves are exhibited and a plan of operation discussed.A formal discussion with data and alternate plans are presented by J.C. Stevens and remarks by F.M. Veatch.