Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1993


Oksrukuyik Creek stage height and calculated discharge for the summer of 1993 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. 1995. Mean daily discharge, stage height and water temperature data for Oksrukuyik Creek from June to September, 1993 Environmental Data Initiative.



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Wednesday, June 2, 1993 to Friday, August 27, 1993

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Stage height measurements were provided in 12-hour increments for most of the summer by the USGS Stevens chart recorder at the USGS gauging station, 10 meters downstream of the Dalton Highway crossing. Discharge measurements were taken by Deborah Repert and Nancy Parmentier 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.

Notes: For the rating curve, two separate curves were used according to the stage height. At stage heights less than 18.48 ft on the USGS gauging station, the curve has 5 points and is:
Discharge (m^3/s) = 2.2853e-88(x^69.147), where x = stage height in meters.
At stage heights greater than 18.48 ft on the gauging station, the curve has four points and is:
Discharge (m^3/s) = 7.9921e-35(x^26.891), where x = stage height in meters.

Temperature readings were taken daily with a 12" blunt stem reotemp dial-head thermometer at a location between the two culverts on the upstream side of the road.
There are several days for which no temperature data are available, there are also days on which more than one temperature reading was taken.
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DATE RECEIVED: March 31, 1995
NAME: Chris Harvey
DATE: March 31, 1995
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