Forecasting a hydrograph for the Deschutes River

TitleForecasting a hydrograph for the Deschutes River
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1970
AuthorsGeorge, T. A.
Conference Name38th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 38th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1970
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationVictoria, British Columbia
KeywordsCritical flow levels, Water management, Water rights, Water supply forecasting

This paper explains the procedure used to forecast critical flow levels and the dates that these levels will occur on the Deschutes River at Bend, Oregon.It discusses the value of the forecast to water users in relation to their water rights, and the problems involved in reconstructing the streamflow hydrographs used in deriving the forecast equations.Examples of forecasted versus actual hydrographs for the past several years are included. The information is used by the watermaster and irrigation districts in managing the river and their water use.