Award Date

1-1-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geoscience

Number of Pages

109

Abstract

Bishop Creek, located in east-central California on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada supports fauna and flora that otherwise could not exist. There are approximately 3000 meters of relief in the Bishop Creek watershed. The headwaters of the creek originate from three man-made lakes, situated at 2790 to 2975 meters above sea level. During its course, diverted water from Bishop Creek flows through a series of five hydroelectric power plants, resulting in streamflow that is less than that expected under natural conditions much of the year. Stream diversion for hydroelectric power production may have adverse effects on the riparian community. An isotopic study was employed to better understand the hydrology of the basin, estimate the volume of ground-water input along diverted reaches of Bishop Creek, and determine the sources of water to different tree species at various times of the growing seaSon (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Analysis; Bishop; California; County; Creek; Hydrology; Inyo; Isotopic

Controlled Subject

Hydrology

File Format

pdf

File Size

3440.64 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/hhdn-m2k0


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