Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1994


Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 1994 as well as Oksrukuyik Creek continuous temperature recorded by a Campbell CR10 data logger. Measurements were taken about 10 meters downstream of the road (2.6k below the original N and P dripper). In Summer 2009, this location moved upstream of the road, do to the construction of a culvert.

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Bowden, W. 1996. Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1994 Environmental Data Initiative.

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Saturday, July 2, 1994 to Monday, August 22, 1994

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Stage height measurements were taken hourly with a Campbell CR-10 data logger, and continuously with the USGS Stevens chart recorder, at the USGS gauging station, 10 meters downstream of the the Dalton Highway crossing. Discharge measurements were taken by Chris Harvey using a Marsh-McBirney flow meter and a Teledyne-Gurley flow meter at a location 20 meters below the chart recorder. Flow was measured at 20 points for each transect. A total of 8 discharge measurements were used to calibrate the rating curves for this year.

Temperature readings were taken hourly by a Campbell CR-10 data logger located 10 m downstream from the Oksrukuyik Creek crossing of the Dalton Highway.

Notes: The high water event that occurred on July 31 caused Oksrukuyik Creek to overflow its banks for several days. The stage height during this time was far beyond the greatest stage height at which a manual discharge measurement was taken with a flow meter. Therefore, the discharge estimates during this event may be inaccurate. This event, however, represents only a small fraction of the total discharge profile for the season.
The USGS Stevens chart recorder data are not used in this dataset.

The rating curve equation used to calculate discharge is discharge = a(x^b) where a=1.314e-10, b=5.0551, and x=stage height in meters
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For Archival Use:
DATE RECEIVED: March 31, 1995
NAME: Chris Harvey
DATE: March 31, 1995
Version 2: Temperature data added to discharge worksheet; Metadata and data organized- JPB 4/2013; 7/2013: EBS corrected metadata and changed latitude longitutde values and location description
Version 3: Fixed locations and Metadata sheet for online
Version 4: Updated keywords (23Jan14-JD)
Version 5: Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015

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