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Sediment yields for selected streams in Texas

Open-File Report 78-83

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey began a study to determine sediment yields for selected streams in Texas during the 1966 water year to provide information for areas in which sediment-yield data were meager or lacking. These data will aid in delineating problem areas and planning for water-resources development in the State. This report presents estimates of suspended-sediment loads and yields from 20 drainage basins ranging in area from 26 to 1,410 square miles. These estimates are based on samples collected periodically during water years 1966-74.


Sediment loads ranged from 1,500 tons per year at the station North Fork Hubbard Creek near Albany to 278,000 tons per year at the station Wichita River at Wichita Falls. Sediment yields ranged from 15 tons per square mile per year in the drainage area of East Yegua Creek near Dime Box to 500 tons per square mile per year in the drainage area of Denton Creek near Justin. Sediment yields from drainage areas generally decrease from northwest to southeast across the State.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sediment yields for selected streams in Texas
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
78-83
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iv, 30 p.
Number of Pages:
34
Country:
United States
State:
Texas