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WA157 - Availability of Water for Fish Hatchery - Completed FY1971
Problem - Fish and Wildlife Service is evaluating the feasibility of installing a fish hatchery on either the Sail River or Sooes River in the extreme northwestern part of Olympic Peninsula. A water supply of about three cubic feet per second will be needed for operation of the hatchery. An investigation to determine the amount of water available to supply the hatchery either from surface-water or ground-water sources is needed.
Objectives - The objectives are to determine the flow regime of both rivers in the vicinity of the potential fish hatchery sites and also evaluate the potential for ground-water development at these sites in the amount needed.
Approach - A series of base-flow measurements will be made and correlations with nearby streams to generalize base flow regimes. Approximations of flood frequency and annual hydrograph information showing generalized seasonal river fluctuations will be developed. Each basin will be examined to determine the potential and best method for developing a suitable ground-water supply at or near the proposed hatchery sites.