This aerial photo (Gooseff, Nov 2010) of Huey Creek was taken before the seasonal flow started shows the complexities of the streambed and branching.
Field Experiment and Data Collection
A continuous tracer injection was initiated on January 7, 1992. Water samples were collected at 8 locations downstream (0, 9, 213, 457, 610, 762, 945, and 1052 m downstream of the injection).
Field Sample Analysis
Samples were filtered and analyzed for lithium (flame AA spectroscopy) and bromide (ion exchange chromatography).
Inversse modeling to fit advection-dispersion-storage model to observed tracer breakthrough curves. Estimated parameters represent average values for each model reach.
Modeling code used
Study consisted of both flow and transport modeling. A kinematic wave model based on DR3M was used to develop a time-series of flow and cross-sectional area. These time series were used as input to the OTIS solute transport model (software).
The routing model is not publicly available (although the DR3M is at http://water.usgs.gov/software/DR3M/).
OTIS available at: http://water.usgs.gov/software/OTIS
OTIS Model input files: We provide copies of the OTIS input parameter in files in a zipped archive.
Routing input files are not available.
Software : DR3M dr3m - Distributed Routing Rainfall-Runoff Model--version II
Published in 1982
Authors: W. M. Alley, P. E. Smith, D. R. Dawdy
Description: DR3M is a watershed model for routing storm runoff through a Branched system of pipes and (or) natural channels using rainfall as input. DR3M provides detailed simulation of storm-runoff period selected by the user. There is daily soil-moisture accounting between storms. A drainage basin is represented as a set of overland-flow, channel, and reservoir segments, which jointly describe the drainage features of the basin. This model is usually used to simulate small urban basins. Interflow and base flow are not simulated. Snow accumulation and snowmelt are not simulated.
How to install: http://water.usgs.gov/software/DR3M/code/UNIX/README
Citation: Alley, W.M., and Smith, P.E., 1982, Distributed routing rainfall-runoff model--version II: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-344, 201 p.
Version history: 1991 - DR3M-version II, added option to output simulated time-series data to Watershed Data Management (WDM) file. Output file modified to reduce width from 132 characters to 80 characters or less.
Daily precipitation, daily evapotranspiration, and short-interval precipitation are required. Short-interval discharge is required for the optimization option and to calibrate the model. These time series are read from a WDM file. Roughness and hydraulics parameters and sub-catchment areas are required to define the basin.
Jan, 2014 - Mike Goooseff and Rob Runkel provided Inigo San Gil metadata and CSV files to produce this metadata accompanying Oracle data tables from metadata info
Notes about the modeling software
The flow routing i/o files do not seem to be readily available (the code Rob Runkel used to flow routing is not public, so the input files would be of little use)