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Channel-bed elevation changes downstream from large reservoirs in Kansas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4205

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Abstract

Channel-bed elevation changes were assessed downstream from 24 large Federal reservoirs in Kansas using information from U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations. Changes in river/stream stage associated with mean annual discharge indicated that channel-bed lowering had occurred downstream from most of the reservoirs. The net decrease in channel-bed elevation ranged from less than 1 foot to slightly more than 9 feet. The magnitude of channel-bed lowering downstream from the reservoirs likely was related to the composition of the channel bed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Channel-bed elevation changes downstream from large reservoirs in Kansas
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2001-4205
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
24 p.