Distributed Snowmelt Modelling for Flood Forecasting in Northern Rivers
Principal Investigator: Soulis, E.D. (Ric) (1)
Licence Number: 12093
Organization: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: N. Kouwen; F. Seglenieks; T. Ridgway

Objective(s): To survey snow conditions on the Martin River watershed before and during snowmelt;

Project Description: The purpose of the project is to improve the ways we have to predict the spring floods in the smaller rivers. Floods from snowmelt are a particular concern in northern rivers. In the Ft. Simpson area, spring flows from the smaller rivers, which are tributaries to the Liard and Mackenzie, have a great deal to do with the timing and nature of breakup on the major rivers. Snow conditions will be surveyed and related to the spring flood that occurs.