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    Author(s): J. S. O'Brien; W. T. Fullerton
    Date: 1999
    Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Whitney, Jeffrey C.; Kelly, Jeffrey, F.; Loftin, Samuel R. Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people: Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin. 1998 June 2-5; Albuquerque, NM. Proc. RMRS-P-7. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 52-60.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Spring floodplain inundation is important to the natural functions of the Rio Grande bosque biological community including cottonwood tree germination and recruitment. To predict floodplain inundation, a two-dimensional flood routing model FLO-2D will be applied to various reaches of the Rio Grande. FLO-2D will assess overbank flooding in terms of the area of inundation, floodplain hydraulics and river discharge timing, frequency and duration. Floodwave attenuation is important in predicting floodplain inundation. Initial FLO-2D applications will be made to the Isleta reach (15 miles) south of Albuquerque and to a 20 mile reach near the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge.

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    O'Brien, J. S.; Fullerton, W. T. 1999. Simulation of Rio Grande floodplain inundation Using FLO-2D. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Whitney, Jeffrey C.; Kelly, Jeffrey, F.; Loftin, Samuel R. Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people: Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin. 1998 June 2-5; Albuquerque, NM. Proc. RMRS-P-7. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 52-60.

    Keywords

    Rio Grande Basin, conservation, watershed, endangered species, sensitive species, restoration

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