Huey Creek streamflow routing and subsurface water flow, 2006



Huey Creek is a meltwater stream that flows into the north end of Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley.  We conducted a comparative study to determine flow balances, flow routing in Huey Creek in 2006. The hypothesis is that truncated hydrographs on Huey Creek (and other streams) are related to large subsurface storage potential that fills/empties over the daily flood pulse.  The goal of the simulation and experimental data comparison described here  is to use a coupled groundwater / surface flow model to test this hypothesis.


Representative figure: Simulated and observed discharges for (A) the full model; B) kinematic wave routing and subsurface flow, but no anabranching; C) kinematic wave routing, but no subsurface flow, and no anabranching.  D) displays the difference between observations and the upstream boundary condition for each simulation.

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Monday, January 9, 2006

Huey-Nut-C-Cycle-2006 summary results data spreadsheet details.

The description of the modeling input files for the Huey Creek streamflow and subsurface flow balances study



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