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Sediment and water discharge of the Colorado River at Matagorda, Texas : May 4-7, and June 7-11, 1979

Open-File Report 80-1177

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Abstract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested the U.S. Geological Survey to collect data on the Colorado River at Matagorda, Texas , to determine the total sediment discharge into Matagorda Bay if all the water from the Colorado River were diverted into the bay. Data were collected from two floods (May 4-7, and June 7-11 , 1979) with peak discharges of 24,900 cubic feet per second and 40,900 cubic feet per second. The total suspended-sediment discharge from the first flood was approximately 201,000 tons, and the total suspended-sediment discharge from the second flood was 630,000 tons. The volume of sediment from these two floods was approximately 970 acre-feet with approximately 20 acre-feet of this total being the bed load. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sediment and water discharge of the Colorado River at Matagorda, Texas : May 4-7, and June 7-11, 1979
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-1177
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
21 leaves : ill., maps ; 29 cm.