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Sedimentation in Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1982-86

Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4256

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Abstract

Lake Tuscaloosa, created in 1969 by the impoundment of North River, provides the primary water supply for Tuscaloosa, Alabama , and surrounding areas. This report describes the rate of sedimentation in the lake from its principal tributaries. The rate of sediment deposition in the lake is low. The maximum sediment deposition from 1982 to 1986 at 17 lake cross sections was about 3.5 feet (or 0.9 foot per year) at a cross section that received drainage from Brush Creek basin. Brush Creek is an unmined basin with steep overland and channel slopes. At 15 of the 17 cross sections, the maximum sediment deposition was less than 2 feet (or 0.5 foot per year). Scour and fill processes (redistribution of the sediment) appear to be taking place at many of the cross sections. (Author 's abstract)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sedimentation in Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1982-86
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
87-4256
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
v, 24 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.