Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Assessing Streamflows in the Big Wood River Watershed
Dr. Venkataramana Sridhar
The Big Wood River is located in south central Idaho. This river is also a tributary to the Snake River and vital to the local tourism industry, attracting hundreds of anglers each year. Also, the flows in the watershed is important for maintaining the ecosystem and agriculture. Due to natural climate variability and human-induced changes, the watershed response to runoff generation is also undergoing changes. It is also critical to know the available water in order for us to implement a comprehensive aquifer management in the basin. Streamflows at many locations are being collected by USGS. This study will implement a hydrology model to quantify the flows under current conditions using the existing data sources including soils, vegetation and weather information. We will also validate the simulated streamflows with USGS observed streamflows.