(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Factors affecting storm event turbidity in a New York City water supply stream

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUKUNDAN R. (1) ; PIERSON D.C. (2) ; SCHNEIDERMAN E.M. (2) ; O'DONNELL D.M. (3) ; PRADHANANG S.M. (1) ; ZION M.S. (2) ; MATONSE A.H. (1) ;
(1) Inst. for Sustainable Cities, City Univ., New York, ETATS-UNIS
(2) New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection, NY, Kingston, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Upstate Freshwater Inst, NY, Syracuse, ETATS-UNIS


The aim of this study was to understand the underlying factors controlling the uncertainty in the discharge vs turbidity relationship at the outlet of the watershed draining into the Ashokan Reservoir, one part of the New York City (NYC) water supply system. High frequency (15-min) automated monitoring of stream turbidity was combined with stream discharge measurements of a similar frequency to provide an estimate of the true suspended sediment load that could be used for model testing and verification at two time scales; daily and events. Multivariate statistical analyses indicate that average daily stream turbidity during storm events can be influenced by the spatial variability in runoff, antecedent conditions, and season. A predictive relationship of event mean stream turbidity based on stream discharge alone led to a strong predictive relationship, but also a 10% underestimation of the cumulative measured event mean suspended sediment load


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 107 [pp. 80-88]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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