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Sediment analyses for selected sites on the South Platte River in Colorado and Nebraska, and the North Platte and Platte rivers in Nebraska; suspended sediment, bedload, and bed material

Open-File Report 81-207

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Abstract

Sediment samples were collected on the South Platte, North Platte, and Platte Rivers in Colorado and Nebraska during the 1979 and 1980 runoff seasons. Suspended-sediment concentrations ranged from 62 to 3,705 milligrams per liter and the maximum load was 45,547 metric tons per day. The percentage of suspended sediment samller than sand (less than 0.062 millimeter) was as follows: 23 to 78 percent for the South Platte River, 9 to 30 percent for the North Platte River, and 2 to 89 percent for the Platte River. Bedload-transport rates ranged from 0.0085 to 0.67 kilogram per second per meter of channel width for the entire study area. The median grain size of bedload ranged from 0.6 to 2.6 millimeters for the South Platte River, 0.5 to 0.8 millimeter for the North Platte River, and 0.6 to 1.2 millimeters for th Platte River. The median grain size of bed material for the South Platte River ranged from 0.3 to 2.4 millimeters, compared to 0.5 to 0.9 millimeter for the North Platte River, and 0.4 to 3.1 millimeters for the Platte River. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sediment analyses for selected sites on the South Platte River in Colorado and Nebraska, and the North Platte and Platte rivers in Nebraska; suspended sediment, bedload, and bed material
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-207
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
v, 53 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.