Assessment of Flushing Flow Recommendations in a Steep, Rough, Regulated Tributary

  • T. A. Wesche
  • V. R. Hasfurther
  • W. A. Hubert
  • Q. D. Skinner


Alteration of stream flow regime and sediment loading from water development activities can result in both short- and long-term changes in channel morphology and conveyance capacity. Subsequently, the condition of the aquatic habitat can be affected. In recent years, much research and development effort has been directed toward the determination of suitable instream flows to maintain fisheries habitat in regulated streams (Stalnaker & Arnette 1976; Wesche & Rechard 1980). However, there are several facets of the instream flow problem which have not been adequately investigated, one involving the recommendation of flushing flows to simulate the peak runoff hydrograph characteristics of most unregulated streams (Reiser et al. 1985).


Study Reach Bedload Transport Spring Runoff Runoff Hydrograph North Fork 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Wesche
    • 1
  • V. R. Hasfurther
    • 1
  • W. A. Hubert
    • 2
  • Q. D. Skinner
    • 3
  1. 1.Wyoming Water Research CenterUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.Department of Zoology and PhysiologyUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA
  3. 3.Range Management DivisionUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

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