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Hydrologic and geomorphic data from the Piceance Basin, Colorado, 1972-77

Open-File Report 78-825

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Abstract

Erosion measurements made during the period 1972-77 in the Piceance basin of northwestern Colorado are presented in tabular form. Most of the measurements consist of repeated surveys of ground-surface altitudes along monumented transects at 45 hillslope sites and 121 channel sites. The sites were generally resurveyed annualy and after significant hydrologic events. Also included are precipitation, runoff, and sediment-yield data for five small plots with different physical characteristics. The data were collected as part of erosion rate, sediment transport, and channel morphology studies being conducted in conjunction with development of the oil-shale resource of the area. The channel measurements were made to determine rates of aggradation , degradation, and lateral movement. The hillslope measurements were obtained to show rates of soil erosion in the area. (Woodard-USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic and geomorphic data from the Piceance Basin, Colorado, 1972-77
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
78-825
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1978
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
161 p. :maps ;27 cm.