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Determination of channel change for selected streams, Maricopa County, Arizona

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4209

Prepared in cooperation with Flood Control District of Maricopa County
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Abstract

In Maricopa County, Arizona, 10 sites on seven streams were studied to determine the lateral and vertical change of the channel. Channel change was studied over time scales ranging from individual floods to decades using cross-section surveys, discharge measurements, changes in the point of zero flow, and repeat photography. All of the channels showed some change in cross-section area or hydraulic radius over the time scales studied, but the direction and mag-nitude of change varied considerably from one flow, or series of flows, to another. The documentation of cross-section geometry for streams in Maricopa County for long-term monitoring was begun in this study.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Determination of channel change for selected streams, Maricopa County, Arizona
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2001-4209
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Tucson, AZ
Description:
vi, 64 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona
County:
Maricopa County
Scale:
500000